Outreach Breakfasts

Please join us for a complimentary breakfast and a brief presentation about the OUR Center. As current or potential supporters of the OUR Center, we would like to recognize you as crucial partners in our mission and to update you on the remarkable work being done to help all residents of the greater Longmont area become self–sufficient.

Next Breakfast: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Time: 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Place: Offer Family Education Center
OUR Center, 220 Collyer Street, Longmont, CO 80501
RSVP to Elaine Klotz at 303-772-5529 x 224 or elaine@ourcenter.org by the Friday before the event date.


  • Welcome
  • Share Breakfast Meal Together


  • What’s New at the OUR Center
  • Seasonal Opportunities and Needs
  • Client Services Overview
  • Question and Answer
  • Open Discussion

Empty Bowls

The 13th annual Empty Bowls is taking place on Saturday, March 19th, 2016. Don’t miss this beloved and important event to feed the hungry in our community.

About Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls is the OUR Center’s signature fundraiser designed to raise awareness and to help feed the hungry in our community. All proceeds will benefit the OUR Center’s food program.

Attendees select a unique, hand-made bowl made by a local artist, and select two types of soup from area restaurants and caterers. They then get to enjoy a meal with family and friends—the bowl is theirs to keep as a reminder of those who face hunger every day.

How Can you Help?

  • Buy a ticket, or several
  • Provide soup or bread for the meal
  • Volunteer at the event


Tickets will be available at the OUR Center, on our web site, and at Crackpots Studio.

Or, come to our office to purchase tickets through Friday, March 18 at 4 p.m.

220 Collyer Street
Longmont, CO 80501
Attn: Development Office

For more information on any aspect of the event, please contact Elaine 303-772-5529 Ext. 224 /elaine@ourcenter.org. Sponsors interested in the incentive, please also contact Elaine to provide information for your referral.

History of Empty Bowls

In 1990 a high school art teacher in Michigan helped his students solve a problem. They were searching for a way to raise funds to support a food drive. What evolved was a class project to make ceramic bowls for a fundraising meal. Guests were served a simple meal of soup and bread, and were invited to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world.

By the following year the originators had developed this concept in Empty Bowls, a project to provide support for food banks, soup kitchens, and other organizations that fight hunger. Since then Empty Bowls events have been held throughout the world, and millions of dollars have been raised to combat hunger.

Your ticket purchase will provide a hot, nutritious meal for 10 people at the OUR Center. All proceeds stay in the greater Longmont area.

OUR Annual Fall Benefit

Get your dancin’ shoes ready and mark your calendars for Totally 80’s – OUR Center’s Annual Fall Benefit.

Totally 80’s takes place Saturday, October 1, 2016 at The Plaza in Longmont.

Enjoy a delicious dinner, live & silent auctions, and dancing to the high-energy entertainment of that 80’s Band!

It will be a great party for an even greater cause – to help people in need in our community. Don’t miss it!

Contact Elaine at 303.772.5529 ext. 224 or elaine@ourcenter.org for more information about OUR Center events.