A successful fundraiser requires a lot of help

Our annual fundraiser is only made possible through the hard work of volunteers, the donations of bowls and soup by our wonderful supporters, and of course the guests who attend the soup sampler event. 

How can you get involved? 

Event Volunteer - You can volunteer during the May 15th event! We have various roles and timesframes available. Learn more and sign up here.


Planning Volunteer - You can help plan our fundraiser and make it a success. Reach out  to learn more and join our planning committee! 

Donate - You can donate items for our auction or support with a monetary donation. Send our donation coordinator an email

Sponsor - We are also looking for businesses who we can partner with as event sponsors

Create - You can help by donating a bowl! If you are an artist we are happy to accept bowls of any kind (ceramic, wood, glass). Otherwise we partner with community organizations to offer bowl painting where you can paint and donate to the fundraiser. Find information below:

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Using art to raise awareness of hunger in our community

No experience necessary! Paint a bowl and make your mark on the fight against hunger. 

The mission of Empty Bowls is to raise both money and awareness in the fight against hunger. One important tool in this fight is the use of art. If you cannot make it to the fundraiser or you are looking for another way to help the cause then consider painting a ceramic bowl: 

The great thing is that there is: 

  • No experience necessary. 

  • No artistic skills. 

  • No age limits or requirements. 



Are you part of a scout troop, church group, volunteer group or other organization and would like to contribute together? It is a great way to come together as a group and help the community. If you are interested in a bowl painting event you can contact Jessica at Fire Escape for more information. 


Bowl Painting: 

  • Available April 1st-30th
    at Fire Escape (423 N Main St)
    Details: Purchase a bowl for $20 and donate it to Empty Bowls and as a thank you receive a $10 gift voucher for a future purchase 

Do you know a local Oshkosh celebrity?
Fire Escape works with local community members to create "celebrity" bowls!

Connect with Fire Escape to learn more