Oct 8, 2017 | 11:00 AM | Sunday

Event Location

Kern Center - MSOE

1245 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Neighborhood: East Town


Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for our 2017 fundraiser, happening Sunday, October 8.

Start on : October 8, 2017 11:00 AM Sunday
End on : October 8, 2017 2:00 PM Sunday

Event Details

We look forward to returning for a fifth year to the Kern Center on the Milwaukee School of Engineering Campus and are grateful to MSOE for all their generous support!

19th Annual Milwaukee Empty Bowls Event
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Kern Center – MSOE | 1245 N. Broadway, Milwaukee
Bowls: $25 each - includes 2 soup tickets
Kid-made Bowls: $10 each - includes 2 soup tickets

FREE Parking in the Viets Field structure (across the street from the Kern Center, below the athletic field) will once again be during our event! Free Sunday street parking is also available, but a bit more limited.


Since 1999, Milwaukee Empty Bowls has donated $704,000 to help feed those in need in the Milwaukee metro area. More than 95% of the funds raised during this perennially popular event – held around World Food Day – go directly to aid the hungry in our community.

Guests at our October event have their choice from a collection of more than 2,000 ceramic bowls handcrafted and donated by local artists, teachers and students.

Soups prepared by local chefs are served with bread and other refreshments. Some of the area’s top musicians entertain guests throughout the day. (Check back here or at our website as we continue to update information on this year's restaurants and supporters!) Guests take their bowls home to serve as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in our community.

With the involvement and support of MSOE, local businesses and nearly 300 volunteers, proceeds from this year’s event will benefit several agencies in the Milwaukee area. Meet our 2017 recipient organization: Milwaukee Rescue Mission, Fondy Food Center, Repairers of the Breach, The Gathering, Milwaukee Christian Center, Guest House of Milwaukee, and Project Concern of Cudahy-St. Francis

Delicious soups provided by:
The Anchorage
Beans & Barley
Cafe Corazon Riverwest
Centro Cafe
Colectivo Coffee
The Comet Cafe
Hi Hat
Outpost Natural Foods Co-op
Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery
The Soup Market
Emperor of China
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
On the Way Cafe – NEW!
Kam's Corner Tap / Kam's Thistle and Shamrock – NEW!
Story Hill BKC

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