Downtown Springfield Association
Empty Bowls with Panera Bread

Empty Bowls with Panera Bread

September, 18 2020 - September 30, 2020 | All Day

Purchase ceramic and wooden bowls online to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest through this year’s Empty Bowls event. The first 250 donors will receive a coupon for a bowl of free soup and piece of bread from Panera, and two lucky donors will be chosen to receive free bread or bagels for a year.

You’ll have two weeks to explore and shop for beautiful bowls! All bowls are handcrafted by artists in southwest Missouri.

The empty bowls serve as a reminder of those struggling with hunger in southwest Missouri. All the funds raised from this year’s event will support the Weekend Backpack Program. Visit to learn more.