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Empty Bowl 2024

Join us for the 20th Annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser!

The 20th Annual Empty Bowl was held on Friday, April 19th, 2024, at the Cam-Plex Energy Hall. We celebrated 20 years of this event and raised money to support low-income individuals and families in Campbell County.

The Empty Bowl has been a cherished tradition in Campbell County for the last two decades, and its success is inextricably linked to the incredible support we receive from our community. What started as a small but mighty dinner at the Soup Kitchen in 2004, has grown into the impactful event that it has become today.

Campbell County has higher rates of poverty in children and seniors than Wyoming statewide. Over 14% of children under 18 and seniors are living in poverty here, and according to the 2022 Community Needs Assessment, the projected child food insecurity rate was 17% in 2021. On average, a person living on the streets costs taxpayers $40,000 a year – at CCS, we can provide them a safe space to stay for just $25 a night per person.

In the 55 years of caring for our local community, the Council of Community Services has probably touched the life of someone you know. We are beyond fortunate to have such a giving community support missions like ours and who are looking out for families in Gillette.


From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your support of the 20th Annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser!  You are the reason that this event is so successful and helps out thousands of families in need in our community. This years fundraiser was another incredible event made possible by you.  Your kind investment in the Council of Community Services will continue to help impact our programs. Thank you for your generosity and making this the most unforgettable Empty Bowl yet.


Thank you to our Platinum & Gold Sponsors!

Thank you to our Silver & Bronze Sponsors!

Bank of Gillette

Basin Electric Power Cooperative

Bennett, Proctor & Bierbaum Families

Big Horn Pediatrics

Black Hills Energy

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming

C&F Repair

Crown CRT

DRM, Inc

Dry Fork Mine

Elevated Pelvic Health

Fire Wire Industries

First Interstate Bank

First Northern Bank

Freida Kahlo & Rosa Bonheur

Gillette Medical Imaging

Hladky Construction

Horning, Horning & McGrath

Ice Cream Cafe

Ida Snead Insurance Agency

Kindt Family

Kiwanis Club of Gillette

Knesel Family


Kosma Heating & A/C

Ketel Thorstenson LLP

Lori Dvorak

Lubnau Law

Kasperik & Von Flatern Families

Paula Waetzig RE/MAX

Peabody Caballo Mining

Powder River Construction

Prairie Eagle Mining

Quality Floor Covering

Rebecca Morrison

Security State Bank

Susan McKay, CPA

Tall Grass Energy

Trend’s Furniture

Tystad Family

Wilson Welding

Gillette Optometric Clinic

Nelson Auto Glass

Powder River Dental

Powder River Heating &A/C

SLS West, Inc.