Empty Bowls - Columbia Pacific Food Bank

Empty Bowls Dinner Event


Please join us for a fun, family-friendly dinner event featuring soups and bread donated from local restaurants. All are welcome!

What You Can Expect


🍲 Delicious soups and bread donated from local restaurants

🎵 Live music and dancing by the Decades band

🥣 Each guest receives a keepsake soup bowl, handcrafted by local artist Pat Brame. He’s famous around Columbia County for his work and folks that have attended our events in the past rave about his craftsmanship and the quality of these beautiful bowls.


📅 Date: April 12, 2024

🕔 Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

📍 Where: McBride Elementary School- 2774 Columbia Blvd,  St. Helens OR 97051

Purchase your tickets below, but don’t wait too long. There are only 300 tickets available, and this event will sell out! Thank you for supporting our cause, “Because no one should go hungry.”


History of Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger and food insecurity. In 1990, a high school art teacher in Michigan helped his students solve a problem. They were searching for a way to raise funds to support a food drive.

What evolved was a class project to make ceramic bowls for a fundraising meal. Guests were served a simple meal of soup and bread, and were invited to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world.

Since then, Empty Bowls events have been held throughout the world, and millions of dollars have been raised to combat hunger. 


Empty Bowls 2024 - April 12, 2024 - Columbia Pacific Food Bank

Please join us in the fight to end hunger in Columbia County.


A special thank you to our premier sponsor, OnPoint Community Credit Union for their generosity. Without their support and Pat Brame’s efforts, this fundraiser wouldn’t be possible. 🙏🏻 🥣

Thank you to our Dining Sponsors

OnPoint Community Credit Union