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Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls is River City Food Bank’s signature event that raises funds, friends and awareness for our ongoing fight against hunger in Sacramento County. This year on March 10 and 11, 2014, we will celebrate our 11th annual Empty Bowls!

Empty Bowls 2013 was attended by over 1,300 people and raised more than $100,000, 96% of which directly funds our food programs. This year we hope to raise over $125,000 to help meet the growing need in our community. The Monday evening supper and Tuesday luncheon will be held at the Convention Center in downtown Sacramento. Guests attending the Monday evening event will be treated to wine, appetizers, gourmet soup, bread and desserts and beverages from some of Sacramento’s finest restaurants. All attendees will select one of over 1,500 beautiful handmade bowls created by budding and professional artists, as well as local celebrities to take home with them as a reminder of the many in our community who are hungry and face an empty bowl each day.


Event Information

Date: March 10, 2014 and March 11, 2014

Location: Sacramento Convention Center- 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Schedule: Soup Supper: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm    -$60  Wine, hors d’oeuvres, soups, and desserts by Classique Catering

Luncheon: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm   -$30   Traditional soup lunch and desserts


Purchase tickets HERE*

at Avid Reader (1600 Broadway) or Trinity Cathedral Bookshop (2620 Capitol Ave)

*Tickets for the Monday Supper may be sold out online. Please visit Avid Reader or Cathedral Bookshop for tickets for that event.


Luncheon Soup Sponsors: Café Bernardo’s, Chop’s Steakhouse, Classique Catering, Grange Restaurant & Bar, Lucca Restaurant, Bar R15, Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar, Cafe Europa, Capital Dime, Vizcaya and Evan’s Kitchen, Zocalo and more…





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Presenting Sponsors

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Strategic Sponsors

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Trinity Logo

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Lucinda Woodward

Jerry & Marilyn Burke

Suzanne & Steve Swendiman

Sustaining Sponsors

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Campodonico Family

Pam & Steve Kepler

Melinda & Clement Kong

Community Sponsors

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Steve O’Brien & Mary Healy

Al & Norma Lammers

Pam & Steve Kepler

Mike & Bobbie Voris

Diane Cummins & Steve Szalay

Chris & Dee Vrame

Karen & Barry Brokaw

Gill & Margo Hayes

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

Hunter Johnson Insurance

In-Kind Sponsors

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Empty Bowls Supper 2012

Empty Bowls Luncheon 2012

Check out coverage of other past events on our Flickr page!

Community Partners


Hours & Location

Our hours for food distribution are:
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Physical Address:
1800 28th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 160204
Sacramento, CA 95816

Tax ID: 91-1851398