Empty Bowls 2017 to help fill Community Food Share

Marie MacGillivray, among the local potters contributing pieces to this year's Empty Bowls event, is shown during the creative process.

Event set for February 11

Debbie Gilmer molds a bowl from clay. Below is an example of her handiwork.

Debbie Gilmer molds a bowl from clay. Below is an example of her handiwork.

debbie-gilmerWILLIAMSBURG — Empty Bowls 2017, an international grassroots movement to end hunger, lands at Williamsburg Christian Reformed Church from noon until 2 p.m. on Feb. 11.

The unique 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 keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. In exchange for the meal and the bowl, 100 percent of each meal’s proceeds is devoted to local hunger-fighting organizations, such as food banks or soup kitchens.

More than a dozen local potters have been busy over the past couple of months handcrafting the bowls.

Tickets for this edition of Empty Bowls are $25 each. The lunch will include 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 in the community.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Tartan and Tea.

All proceeds will go to Community Food Share, formerly the Dundas County Food Bank.

Only 100 tickets will be sold at these locations: Community Food Share in Winchester and Morrisburg, Cup of Jo’s in Winchester, Barnfull O’ Goodies in Morrisburg and The Gathering Place in Chesterville or call 613-898-0781.

See communityfoodshare.ca. for further details.

A bowl by Diane Sullivan.

A bowl by Diane Sullivan.

 

A bowl by Jenny Rijke.

A bowl by Jenny Rijke.

 

A bowl by Joan Cox.

A bowl by Joan Cox.

 

Monique O'Brien crafted this bowl.

Monique O’Brien crafted this bowl.