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2017 Empty Bowls in Rapid City

2017 Empty Bowls in Rapid City

The Empty Bowls event benefits the BackPack Program of Feeding South Dakota while raising awareness about the issue of hunger in our state and local community.  The Empty Bowls event is a simple meal of soup, bread, dessert, and drinks, where attendees receive a hand-painted ceramic soup bowl as a reminder of the bowls we still need to fill for the hungry.

Ways you can help:

  • Paint a Bowl
    • You don’t have to be a professional artist to participate! Leadership Rapid City 2013 and Feeding South Dakota teamed up with Pottery2Paint so individuals and groups of all ages and skill levels can take part and share in the fun. Contact Pottery2Paint if you'd like to paint a bowl for this event, call (605) 716-3331.
  • Become an Empty Bowls Sponsor 

    • Consider sponsoring the Empty Bowls Event as a business, local organization, or individual. With your help, we are confident the event will be a huge success! Various sponsorship levels are available from a Backpack Buddy Partner of $150 to a major sponsorship of $10,000. 
    • Please contact Debbie Renner at 605-348 2689 ext. 203 or email her at Debbie@feedingsouthdakota.org for your sponsorship.
  • Volunteer

    • Whether it is helping on a committee, or helping the day of the Empty Bowls Event, we could not put on this wonderful event without the time and talent of our many volunteers. Please contact us if you’d like to lend a hand! 
  • Purchase Tickets Today

    • Bring your friends, family, and co-workers to the Empty Bowls Event. Only 150 tickets will be sold per session: 11:00am, 12:30 pm, and 5:30 pm 
    • Can purchase also at the Rapid City Feeding South Dakota facility, located at 1111 N Creek Drive
    • Can be purchased at Pottery2Paint located at 1919 Mount Rushmore Road #2
For more information contact Debbie Renner at 605-348 2689 ext. 203 or email her at Debbie@feedingsouthdakota.org

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