Empty Bowls fundraiser postponed to February 2022; new Community Food Share 50/50 draw begins Feb. 1

This group shows off their 'Empty Bowls' at the 2018 Community Food Share fundraiser. Clockwise from left: Kiersti McMillan, Debbie Westenbroek, Tina Gasser, Melisse McMillan, Corri VanderVeen and Dianna Milne. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

DUNDAS COUNTY — Empty Bowls 2021 has been canned — yet another planned event kiboshed by the pandemic.

One of Community Food Share’s most important fundraisers, Empty Bowls sees 150 guests served with homemade soup in locally handcrafted bowls. The February event raises awareness about food insecurity in Dundas and Stormont counties.

Organizers have recently announced the fifth annual edition scheduled for Feb. 13th, 2021 has been postponed until February 2022. “We cannot wait to share this meal with our community when it is safe to gather again. To avoid in-person ticket sales our Cash Calendar, another successful fundraiser, has also been put on hold.” 

Instead, Community Food Share has started running a monthly online 50/50 raffle as a contact free fundraiser. The first draw is Monday, February 1.  Visit www.communityfoodshare.ca/5050 to play and spread the word for a chance to win even more! “When you buy a ticket, you are helping feed your community,” organizers say.

“We understand that many individuals and families in our community are struggling with challenges due to Covid-19 restrictions. If you need extra support during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out. It’s a simple process and you can visit us once or continue longer term. We have food and we’re ready to help!”

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