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Empty Bowls 2023

Join Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee as We Fight Hunger in Manatee County!

We are proudly celebrating the 23rd Anniversary of our annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser. The purpose of Empty Bowls is uniting to show support for the critical work of Meals on Wheels PLUS through The Food Bank of Manatee!

Empty Bowls at Lakewood Ranch Main Street will be held on Friday, November 3, 2023.

Your support of Empty Bowls will help children, families, and seniors in need, right here in our community. All proceeds benefit The Food Bank of Manatee, a PLUS program of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. Now, more than ever, we need the support of the community. Guests who attend Empty Bowls select a beautiful, handcrafted bowl to keep and enjoy soup, bread, and desserts donated by local restaurants. Show your support for Meals on Wheels PLUS and The Food Bank of Manatee and help us #FEEDMANATEE!


Pre-purchase Ticket prices are:
$35 General Admission
$50 VIP (Early Admission)
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 now!


Thank you to our sponsors!
Exclusive Golden Ladle Sponsor: Neal Communities
Presenting Sponsors: Main Street of Lakewood Ranch and Herald-Tribune | Local IQ.
Chowder Sponsor: Mosaic.
Spoon Sponsor: Observer Media Group.
Sponsor this FUN event! Click here to download a PDF and find out about Empty Bowls sponsorship opportunities.


Volunteer! Volunteers are also needed for this one-day event. More details on volunteering can be found here.


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.


Nov 03 2023


11:00 am - 1:00 pm



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Annual Event


Lakewood Ranch Main Street
Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202


Meals on Wheels PLUS