Empty Bowls - Help Fight Hunger!

Empty Bowls - Help Fight Hunter! Photo of stacks of empty pottery bowls.

Ending hunger—one bowl at a time!

In collaboration with local businesses, schools, and community groups, our colleges offer Empty Bowls events as a way to garner support and increase awareness for those experiencing homelessness and everyday hunger. 

Patrons may select from a variety of one-of-a-kind, handcrafted ceramic bowls.  All proceeds from Empty Bowls events go directly to community partners, and local charities to provide support for those in need. 

Special gratitude is extended to the wonderful ceramics students who donate their time and talent to help feed the hungry and homeless in our community.




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Empty Bowls 2022 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Location: Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Pecos Campus, Student Center (Pavilion)

All funds raised will support AZCEND, a nonprofit organization that works to change lives by nourishing minds and bodies to create a connected, thriving community. An online auction showcasing pieces of higher value will run a week prior to the in-person event.

Empty Bowls and CGCC

Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Empty Bowls 2022 at Glendale Community College

Location: Glendale Community College

Glendale Community College, SU-CCS Breezeway

Event will be taking place in the Breezeway, between the Student Union and the CCS building. Sales from this year’s event will benefit the Rio Vista Center, a nonprofit organization that responds compassionately to the needs of the Valley’s less fortunate through a variety of programs. The GCC Ceramics Club and its students are the driving force behind this event. 

Empty Bowls at GCC

Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Empty Bowls 2022 at Mesa Community College (MCC Red Mountain Campus)

Location: Mesa Community College

MCC Red Mountain Campus 

Saguaro Building

For more than two decades, MCC’s Art Department, in collaboration with local businesses, schools and community groups, has offered Empty Bowls as a way to garner support for a national movement to feed the hungry and homeless. All proceeds from MCC events benefit those served by Paz de Cristo Community Center, the nonprofit providing anti-hunger and empowerment support for the East Valley's homeless, unemployed, working poor and their families.

Empty Bowls at MCC

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Empty Bowls 2022 at Mesa Community College (MCC Southern and Dobson Campus)

Location: Mesa Community College

MCC Southern and Dobson Campus

Kirk Student Center, Navajo Room

Date: November 16, 2022

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

MCC Empty Bowls Event


Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Empty Bowls 2023 at Phoenix College

Location: Phoenix College

Sophomore Square at Phoenix College

Join the Phoenix College campus community for Empty Bowls and purchase a handmade, one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl of your choice. A warm bowl of soup will be provided. Patrons purchase ceramic bowls and take part in a silent auction. All proceeds will be donated to local non-profit André House of Hospitality

Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Empty Bowls 2023 at Scottsdale Community College

Location: Scottsdale Community College

ICC221 Saguaro Room, ICC222 Red Mountain Room, ICC 221-222 Indigenous Center

The Annual Alli Ortega Empty Bowls Fundraiser has helped hundreds of Scottsdale families and seniors receive food, school supplies, healthy lunches, necessary supplies, and assistance through City of Scottsdale Human Services. SCC is a proud partner of the Annual Alli Ortega Empty Bowls Fundraiser. 

Empty Bowls at SCC

Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.