Tickets for the Annual “Empty Bowls” Event on Sale to the Public March 11th

Tickets will be on sale for the annual Empty Bowls of Owensboro, Kentucky fundraiser starting March 11th.  This year’s event will take place Tuesday, April 23rd at 6 pm in the Brescia University Gym, located at 717 Frederica Street.  This local event is part of a national movement to raise funds for those in need of food.

Tickets are $16 and allow participants entrance to the event, as well as the opportunity to select a ceramic bowl to keep and take home. Hundreds of handcrafted bowls made especially for this event by local artisans and students of Brescia University are available to choose from. Each participant will then use their selected bowl to receive one of four soups made available by local chefs and churches. Available this year there will be options of vegan and non-vegan soups.

T-shirts and silent auction items will be also be available at the event, including themed baskets and products from local organizations. The silent auction will run from 6:00-7:15 pm and you must be present to win. Visit the Empty Bowls of Owensboro, Kentucky Facebook at for more information on silent auction items as it becomes available.

A limited number of tickets will be available for this event which has consecutively sold out prior to the event. If tickets are still available at the time of the event, they will be available for purchase at the door.

Tickets can be purchased at the Brescia University Spirit Shop, located in the Moore Center.  The Spirit Shop is open Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM.

For more information, please contact Rachel Whelan, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, at 270.686.2110 or [email protected].


About Empty Bowls

Mission Statement – “Feeding Hungry People one Bowl at a Time”

Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement to help end hunger.  Various community members and organizations are involved in the effort; area potters volunteer to make ceramic bowls, community members and organizations contribute through donations for a dinner of soup and fellowship.  One hundred percent of the proceeds stay in the community and go to local food pantries.  The goal of the movement is to raise money to help organizations fight hunger, raise awareness about the issues of hunger and food security, and to help bring about an attitude that will not allow hunger to exist.

About Brescia University

Brescia University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution founded in the Ursuline tradition of personal and social transformation through education by the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph in 1950. Its origins are in Mount Saint Joseph Junior College for Women, established at Maple Mount, Kentucky in 1925. Between 1925 and 1950, coeducational extension courses in Owensboro led to the creation of a second campus and, after 1949, consolidation of the two campuses at the present site of Brescia University. In 1951, Brescia began operating as a four-year college. Directed to academic and moral excellence in a student-centered environment, Brescia offers undergraduate and graduate programs that serve students who seek success through rewarding careers and service to others.