The Mat-Su Empty Bowls project is organized by Kids Kupboard. In 2016 on short notice, Valley Pottery supplied 180 thrown bowls. Bowls were donated by Matthew Van Atta, Sheri Mattson, Cara Horvath, Rebecca Kinworthy, Jessi Tomasino,, Kim Cooley, Kimberly Mietzah Damkoehler, Gretchen Nielsen, Lorrie Saunders-Irwin, Tony Perelli, Becky King, and Salome Fleshman.
This year the goal is over 300 bowls and a larger number of participants. The 2017 even will be held at the start of December.