Austin Empty Bowl Project returns to the Central Texas Food Bank on Nov. 19

The Austin Empty Bowl Project has raised more than $1 million for hunger relief in Central Texas since it started more than 20 years ago.

The Austin Empty Bowl Project draws hundreds of soup-and-ceramics lovers to the Central Texas Food Bank every November. Contributed by the Austin Empty Bowl Project

This year, the event returns to the Central Texas Food Bank to add to that total.

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Charles Mayes’ famous fire-roasted artichoke tomato bisque

Since the 1990s, a group of Austin ceramicists and soup lovers has hosted this fundraiser on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. When the Central Texas Food Bank moved into its new home at 6500 Metropolis Drive a few years ago, the Austin Empty Bowl Project started hosting its annual fundraiser there.

This year, the event returns on Sunday on Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. until the soup runs out , but you can also attend the preview party from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 to pick out the perfect bowl and raise additional money for the food bank.

Tickets to the preview party cost $75, and tickets to the Sunday event cost $20.

The Austin Empty Bowl Project has published a community cookbook of recipes featured at the annual event. Addie Broyles / American-Statesman

 

 


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