811 23rd Avenue E., Bradenton, FL 34208 (941) 747-4655


Join Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee for the 23rd Annual Empty Bowls event.

Join us for the 23rd Annual Empty Bowls event. Symbolizing the importance of coming together to fill the bowls of our friends and neighbors in need, this community event benefits The Food Bank of Manatee, a PLUS program of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee.

Guests who attend will enjoy a delicious lunch of soup and bread provided by local restaurants and select a beautiful hand painted bowl to keep. Each ticket sold supports our efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity in Manatee County.

Empty Bowls will be held on Friday, November 3, 2023, on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch from 11am until 1pm.

General Admission tickets ($35), VIP Tickets ($50). VIP Admission includes early bowl selection at 10:30am.
General admission tickets will be $40 on the day of the event. VIP tickets are limited and will be $60 on the day of the event.
Click here to get your advanced tickets. 

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee thanks Neal Communities for their generous support as the Exclusive Golden Ladle Sponsor of our 2023 event.

For information about being an event sponsor, click here, or call 941-747-4655.

For restaurants that want to donate soup, please register here.

Friday, November 3rd
(come anytime)
Lakewood Ranch Main Street
8131 Main St
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Outdoor Seating & To-Go Options

Funds donated in excess of need will be used to provide nutrition and caring, supportive services throughout the year.  Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee is a 501 (c)3 organization. The Florida Registration Number for Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee is #CH1420.  A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE 800-435-7352 OR AT WWW.800HELPFLA.COM WITHIN THE STATE.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.