Empty Bowls returning after 2-year hiatus


CULLMAN, Ala. – Organizers are excited to present Empty Bowls of Cullman County to the community on Monday, Feb. 20, after a two-year hiatus. The event raises money for the Cullman Caring for Kids food bank, which serves those with food insecurity throughout Cullman County.  

As food prices continue to increase, so does the financial strain on families who live on fixed incomes. Cullman Caring for Kids helps fill the gaps with help from community fundraisers like Empty Bowls of Cullman County. 

At Empty Bowls, guests will enjoy a delicious dinner of Three Guys chili and grilled cheese, music by local performers and a silent auction. The event, which will take place at First United Methodist Church’s Hearin Hall, will be a night of fun and fellowship as the community comes together to help others. 

Only one thing will be different this year. For 17 years, potters made bowls for attendees to take home after their meals. The potters are no longer able to produce the number of bowls needed for everyone.  

The chili dinner will be available from 4-6 p.m. on Feb. 20. Drive-through and carry-out options will be available. Tickets are $10 each and available at Cullman Caring for Kids or First United Methodist Church.  

Monetary donations or donations to the silent auction can be made at Cullman Caring for Kids, 402 Arnold St. NE #W1, Cullman, AL 35055. Monetary donations can also be made online at www.cullmancaringforkids.com.