The Empty Bowl 2017

It’s been five years since the Collinsville Woman’s Club launched THE EMPTY BOWL fundraiser to combat local hunger. Since that time, with strong, community-wide support, hundreds of empty bowls have been filled for the hungry. Profits are donated to the Collinsville Food Pantry.

Please join us for our 2017 EMPTY BOWL on Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.), at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville. (Please use Back Entrance.) Purchase a $10 ticket, and enjoy a simple soup meal featuring more than FORTY, meat and meatless soups. Taste as many as you like, and vote for your favorite (a dollar a vote). Carla’s pies will be available for purchase. Then sit back and relax for the stage program – with added surprises for our 5TH ANNIVERSARY!


  • Purchase tickets. Tickets are available from any Collinsville Woman’s Club member, at the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce and local businesses, or may be purchased at the door. Carry-outs are available the day of the event.
  • Donate soup. Soups, donated by area restaurants and licensed vendors, are the highlight of
    the Empty Bowl event. Four gallons are required per donation. For more information, see below.
  • Help spread the word. We need your help to reach everyone in the community. Please include information in newsletters, church bulletins, classrooms, marquees, store fronts – everywhere you can!
  • Purchase a program ad (NEW this year)! Ad deadline: Tuesday, February 14.
  • Donate for the Silent Auction. Contribute an item or bid on several, one-of-a-kind pieces.
  • Make a monetary donation. Contributions of ANY size are greatly appreciated. Checks should be made payable to Collinsville Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 368, Collinsville, IL 62234.


Zuppa Toscano | Collinsville Fire Department

Loaded Potato Soup | Sloan’s Pub House

Vegetable Beef Barley | Ravanelli’s Restaurant

Chicken Tortilla | CMC Rotary Club

Cream of Potato | EPV Solutions

Brunswick Stew (Smokey Bones) | Collinsville Faith in Action

Stuffed Cabbage | BIG FROG Custom T-Shirts & More

Potato (Horshoe Lounge & Restaurant) | St. John’s Community Care

Chili | Collinsville Education Scholarship Foundation

Vegetable Beef | Boogie’s Restaurant & Sports Bar

Cream of Spinach | Liberty Village

Unstuffed Cabbage Spirit of Sharing (S.O.S.) Soup Kitchen

White Cheddar Poblano Pepper Southwest | Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln

Potato | Cambridge House

Sweet Potato Chili (Meat) | Woods Basements

Sweet Potato Chili (Meatless) | Woods Basements

Mexican Wedding Soup | Ramon’s El Dorado Restaurant

Chicken Noodle | Sodexo CUSD 10

Chicken Tortilla | Edison’s Entertainment Complex

Baked Potato Soup | Lotawata Creek

Chicken Noodle | Golden Corral

Broccoli Cheese | Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar

Chicken and Dumplings | Bert’s Chuck Wagon

Lemon Chicken | Fazzi’s

Cold Raspberry | Lunch for the Bunch

Clam Chowder | Empty Bowl Committee

Chicken and Wild Rice | Willard’s Formal Wear

Hot & Sour Soup (Peking Gardens) | Sunrise Kiwanis

Ham & Bean | The Mane Attraction Hair Studio Boutique & Spa

Italian Chicken Tortellini | Spiritos Italian Grocery

French Onion | Collinsville Woman’s Club

Cheese Tortellini | All Pro Tee’s

Broccoli Cheddar | Bob Evans Farms Restaurant

Tomato Bisque | Porter’s Steakhouse (Contact at Double Tree)

Cream of Potato | Red Apple Family Restaurant

Vegetable Minestrone | Knights of Columbus

Broccoli Cheese | Ruby Tuesday Restaurants

Chicken and Rice | AdvantaCLEAN

Cheesy Broccoli | Shear Images Salon & Photography

Fisherman’s Bouillabaisse & Virgin Bloody Mary Soup | Bio-Fresh Carpet Cleaning

Zupa Pizziola | Spectra Food Services at Gateway Center

White Chicken Chili (Conway’s Catering & Deli) | Collinsville Jr. Service Club

Chicken Gnocchi | Cedarhurst of Collinsville

For more information on soup donations and other areas, please contact:

Barb Smock


Barb Kusmierczak
(618) 910-1646

Let’s make this EMPTY BOWL bigger than ever – and fill the bowls for our folks in need. THANK YOU!