Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls Fundraiser

The 2021 Empty Bowls Fundraiser event is set for Tuesday, March 2, through Tuesday, March 9.

For safety reasons, the event will not be held in-person at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, as usual. However, the needs of the community persist and the community can still come together virtually to help meet the needs of neighbors.    

2021 COVID-Friendly Format

  • Soup and Art: All donors are welcome to stop by ICA Food Shelf to choose a piece of community-created art and a coupon for a free cup of soup from one of Hopkins' favorite local restaurants. 
  • Silent Auction: The popular community art silent auction will be held online. This year's auction will also feature fun food items.
  • Community Updates: Online updates from ICA and ResourceWest Executive Directors Dan Narr and Tarrah Palm, as well as surprise guests.


For more information, contact Patti Sinykin, ICA Food Shelf Development Director, at 952-279-0280 or Email Patti Sinykin; or Tarrah Palm, ResourceWest Executive Director, at 952-933-3860 or Email Tarrah Palm

For updates, see the Hopkins Empty Bowls website or visit the Hopkins Empty Bowls Facebook Page.

Empty Bowls Logo
Empty Bowls Participant Picking Bowl

About the ICA Food Shelf

The ICA Food Shelf provides food, homelessness prevention services, and employment assistance. Over 800 households rely on ICA each month for support. In 2020, ICA gave out food for over 1 million meals to over 5,400 neighbors in need and saw an increase of over 500 percent in their homelessness prevention program. 

About ResourceWest

ResourceWest provides critical support services including assistance in stabilizing housing, employment, transportation, childcare, medical, as well as children and youth programs. In 2020, ResourceWest saw an increase of over  percent in emergency bridge assistance grants to households.