Empty Bowls is a signature community celebration that benefits the Foodbank and its mission to end hunger and transform the health of Santa Barbara County. This year, Empty Bowls will truly be empty, as we celebrate with an outdoor pottery marketplace, where guests can explore a range of holiday gift options. All sales benefit the mission we so strongly believe in, so don’t forget to bring your holiday shopping list!!
Santa Barbara Empty Bowls demonstrates the value in nourishing one another – especially the most vulnerable among us – with a simple meal of soup from a handmade bowl.
Each guest takes a locally handcrafted bowl home as a reminder of the meal’s purpose: to provide healthy food for those facing hunger in our community.