Wayzata High School has hosted an Empty Bowls event for the past 20 years. The event is held on a Thursday night in May on the same evening as the school's "Moment in Time" choir concert. The event benefits Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (IOCP) and its fight against hunger in the Twin Cities. In the 20 years WHS has held the event, Empty Bowls has raised $70,524 for IOCP.
For the suggested donation of $10, each bowl chosen by the patrons, is filled with steaming soup and a piece of bread. Students work with throughout each year to create nearly 1,000 hand-made bowls from donated clay. Patrons of the event have always found the bowls to be collectibles and the students inscribe the bowls with the artist’s name and the date of the event.
Tickets can be purchased at the IOCP office in Wayzata, the WHS activities office, the second floor office at WHS and the CES office at Central Middle School, as well as at the door on the evening of the event.