Empty Bowls, Jr. began in 2013 as a way to directly support local in-school food pantries and The Arts Council programs. Students and art educators from more than 25 Brazos Valley schools have created hundreds of handmade, artistic bowls to donate for this event with the purpose of “kids helping kids.” Due to Covid, this event is more important than ever! With your help families struggling to meet a basic need can afford food to feed their loved ones.
There you can help end hunger, enjoy a variety of entertainment, and view/ purchase handmade, artist bowls created by Brazos Valley students and teachers. Every purchased bowl comes with a cup of delicious soup provided by our amazing restaurant sponsors! All proceeds from this event will benefit local in-school pantries.
Revealed and selected on the day of the event, attendees can donate $10 for a bowl for and receive a cup of soup served by local restaurants!
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
On behalf of The Arts Council, thank you to KBTX, Allen Honda, Bryan Broadcasting, The City of Bryan, and The City of College Station for helping to make Empty Bowls Jr. possible this year.
We would also like to thank our restaurant sponsors participating in Empty Bowls Jr. for donating the soups and supplies necessary to ensure a successful event; as well as to the schools and teachers who have dedicated time and effort to making beautiful hand-crafted bowls for the event.
Become an Empty Bowls Jr. Sponsor
Sponsorship is a partnership between The Arts Council of Brazos Valley and organizations/individuals passionate about the arts! Sponsors gain recognition for supporting the arts while The Arts Council can continue it's mission of making the arts accessible to the Brazos Valley!
Check back for more sponsorship information!
How to Receive Empty Bowls Jr. Funding
Brazos Valley Educators, Bryan Broadcasting Company, Allen Honda and The Arts Council have teamed up to raise funds through the Empty Bowls, Jr. event in support of Brazos Valley school food pantries. These awards can be used for facility needs as well as food supplies. Award recipients will be notified by Friday, February 25, 2022. Funding distribution will occur in late-March to early-April 2022. School food pantries in the Brazos Valley are encouraged to apply for funding.
To be considered for funding from this program: click HERE!