May 2, 2023Print | PDF
Tickets are on sale for the 25th annual Empty Bowls fundraising event in support of The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.
This year’s event, presented by Wilfrid Laurier University’s Robert Langen Art Gallery in collaboration with The Food Bank of Waterloo Region and the Waterloo Potters’ Workshop, takes place at Lazaridis Hall on Laurier’s Waterloo campus on May 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
For a $50 ticket, guests receive a beautiful, one-of-a-kind pottery bowl of their choice, handcrafted and donated by members of the Waterloo Potters’ Workshop, and the opportunity to sample a selection of gourmet soups prepared by local restaurants and caterers.
For this milestone anniversary event, local Métis Chef Sydney Keedwell will deliver a short talk on food insecurity in the community. Keedwell, who is the food and nutrition coordinator at White Owl Native Ancestry Association and chef at Aadanjige café and catering, is also a soup recipe coordinator at Empty Bowls.
Tickets for the event are available at thefoodbank.ca/emptybowls. For every ticket sold, The Food Bank can provide 100 healthy and nutritious meals for individuals and families experiencing food insecurity in Waterloo region. Last year’s Empty Bowls raised 90,000 meals.
Founded in 1984, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region (The Food Bank) was the first organization of its kind in Ontario dedicated to providing emergency food. Thirty-eight years after incorporation, The Food Bank continues to evolve to meet the needs of the community, ensuring no one goes hungry. The Food Bank acquires and distributes more than five million pounds of fresh, frozen, and non-perishable food to 120+ community programs and agency partners throughout Waterloo region. Learn more at thefoodbank.ca.
Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement by artists and crafts people in cities around the world to raise money for food-related charities to care for and feed the hungry in their communities. Globally, the events have raised millions of dollars to help end hunger. In 1998, the Waterloo Potters’ Workshop hosted its first-ever Empty Bowls event in support of The Food Bank. Since then, the event raised more than 1.3 million meals for people in need. This year’s event in-kind supporters are AV Ontario Inc., Belgian Nursery, Canadian Linen and Uniform Service, Cobs Bread, Parker Media, @PSH, Tucker’s Pottery Supplies Inc. The 25th anniversary guest speaker is presented by Bennett Wealth Management of RBC Dominion Securities Inc.
Tickets on sale at thefoodbank.ca/emptybowls