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Empty Bowls at MPAC

Join Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee as We Celebrate Hunger-relief in Manatee County!

We are proudly celebrating the 21st 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 Manatee Performing Arts Center will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021. Come anytime between 11am-1pm and we will have indoor seating and to-go options.

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 donated by local restaurants. Show your support for Meals on Wheels PLUS and The Food Bank of Manatee and help us #FEEDMANATEE!

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

Ticketing Information

$50 VIP Admission (10:30am Early Admission)

$30 General Admission


COVID-19 Protocol

  • Indoor event; food items also available to-go
  • Socially distanced seating
  • Manatee Performing Arts Center has a mask mandate currently in effect; masks are required at all times inside the facility if not seated and actively eating
  • Meals on Wheels PLUS volunteers will be wearing masks and volunteers in contact with food will also wear gloves
  • Bread, butter, water, dessert, and cutlery are all individually wrapped items (no buffet)


Nov 04 2021


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Manatee Performing Arts Center
502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205


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