WILLIAMSBURG — The 2nd Annual Empty Bowls to be hosted by Community Food Share on Saturday February 10 at Williamsburg Christian Reformed Church is already sold out.
150 tickets went on sale on Wednesday January 24.
“We only had a handful of tickets left the following Monday,” said Community Food Share Administrator Ian McKelvie. “I expected the tickets to go quickly but I didn’t think we would sell out in less than a week. With this much enthusiasm we anticipate it will be another enjoyable afternoon of great food and music.”
“We were also pleased to partner with ScotiaBank in Morrisburg and Chesterville who sold tickets on our behalf”, added McKelvie. “By providing matching funds for ticket sales at those branches, we were able to raise even more revenue to support our programs”.
Empty Bowls is a unique fundraising event allows participating artists and groups to create and donate handcrafted bowls and then serve a simple meal. Guests choose a bowl to use and to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. In exchange for the meal and the bowl, one hundred percent of each meal’s proceeds are devoted to local hunger-fighting organizations, such as food banks or soup kitchens.
Community Food Share’s Empty Bowls lunch includes soup, bread and refreshments all donated by local caterers and bakeries. The ceramic soup bowls have been individually created and donated by over a dozen potters from our community.
Musical Entertainment will be provided by Kayla Droppo on the piano.
All proceeds will go to support Community Food Share.