Fourth annual Empty Bowls event to be held Feb. 8, Williamsburg

A lunch enjoyed last year, this group shows off their 'Empty Bowls' at the Community Food Share fundraiser on Saturday. Clockwise from left: Kiersti McMillan, Debbie Westenbroek, Tina Gasser, Melisse McMillan, Corri VanderVeen and Dianna Milne. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

WILLIAMSBURG — Community Food Share will host its fourth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on Saturday, February 8. Empty Bowls is an international, grassroots movement to end hunger.

Empty Bowls 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 and soup kitchens.

Empty Bowls 2020 will be held Saturday February 8, at Williamsburg Christian Reformed Church from noon until 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 each.

The lunch will include soup, bread and refreshments all donated by local caterers, bakeries and businesses. The ceramic soup bowls have been individually created and donated by over a dozen potters in our community.

This years handmade bowls have been generously donated by potters; Gwen Anderson, Heidi Blokland, Joan Cox, Erin Fletcher, Robbie Giles, Debbie Gilmer, Joy Jackson, MiSun Kim- Hunter, Marie MacGillivray, MJ MacKay, Monique O’Brien, Amber Payne, Jenny Rijke, Elaine Stevens and  Diane Sullivan.

With a donation of clay from Amaranth Stoneware.

Local caterers and grocery stores participating and donating to this years event include; Cup of Jo’s, Foodland Winchester, Mike Deans  Chesterville, Simply Baked Catering, Tasty Indulgences and Winchelsea Events.

Only 150 tickets will be sold at these locations: Mustard’s Variety in Iroquois Seaway Valley Pharmacy in Morrisburg, Cup of Jo’s in Winchester, and Simply Baked in Winchester.

All proceeds will benefit Community Food Share serving Dundas & Stormont Counties.

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