Empty Bowls McKinney is returning for its 6th annual fundraising event to help end hunger. This annual event begins with a showcase of over 1,000 one-of-a-kind bowls handcrafted by professional artists, student artists, and amateurs. Guests then come to share a sampling of soups, breads, and sweets that have been lovingly prepared by chefs from local restaurants. For the price of admission, guests take home one of these empty handcrafted bowls as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the local community and of the children and adults who go to sleep hungry. And the end result? Funds that support hunger initiatives at Community Lifeline Center.

Plan on attending this fun and festive event to be held Thursday, April 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the McKinney Performing Arts Center located at 111 Tennessee St. in McKinney. Admission is $25.00 per person, and children under 10 are free. Admission includes specialty soups and breads from local restaurants, beverages and a one-of-a-kind handcrafted bowl. To purchase tickets go to: www.EmptyBowlsMcKinney.com

Other activities include: An online Silent Auction featuring Artisan bowls, a raffle featuring bowls from the Showcase Collection and the sale of Limited Edition Collection bowls.

About Empty Bowls: Empty Bowls McKinney is modeled on the grass roots Empty Bowls effort that was created in 1990 to make a difference in ending hunger in local communities. Each Empty Bowls event is unique to the town or city it serves, and reflects the commitment of artists and others to feed the hungry in their area. Empty Bowls McKinney began in 2012 in the parish hall at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, McKinney. The first event featured the work of two local artists, hosted 100 people, and raised $4500. Last year, Empty Bowls McKinney included the work of more than 40 local artists, as well as student and amateur artists, hosted over 800 people, and raised $47,000 – more than ten times the amount of the first event. Proceeds benefit hunger initiatives at McKinney’s Community Lifeline Center. For more information visit www.EmptyBowlsMcKinney.com