‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser to fight hunger kicks off

April 11 event will divide proceeds between two local food banks

Realtor Lisa Aubin and local Internet broadcaster David Burrows (The Show with David Burrows—www.davidburrows.ws) get started on making their ceramic bowls for the upcoming Empty Bowls fundraiser on April 11.

Empty Bowls, a fundraiser that serves as a unique way to help local food banks fight hunger, is once again (for its ninth year) officially on the calendar for Monday, April 11, with two sittings (5 p.m. and 7 p.m.) at the Lambton College Event Centre.

Lambton College “potter” Beth Turnbull Morrish was on hand at the kickoff event on Thursday, helping “celebrity” potters create what organizers hope will be bowls valuable (or unique) enough that funds can be raised in addition to the sale of $25 tickets.

Beth Turnbull Morrish is a "potter" working at Lambton College who is involved with this year's Empty Bowls event, scheduled for April 11.
Beth Turnbull Morrish is a “potter” working at Lambton College who is involved with this year’s Empty Bowls event, scheduled for April 11.

The idea for Empty Bowls, now in its 25th year, came from culinary and fine arts students who were looking for a way to raise funds that would benefit the hungry. It’s been going strong ever since.

At the April 11 event, Empty Bowls organizers and volunteers will serve ticket holders a bowl of soup (in a bowl they can choose from among hundreds “thrown” by experienced potters). Bread will also be served.

Proceeds from the event will be divided evenly between the Inn of the Good Shepherd’s food bank and the Lambton College food bank.

Tickets are available by calling the Inn—(519) 344-1746—or Lambton College—(519) 542-7751 ext. 3412. Tickets are also available online at www.theinnsarnia.ca.

Turnbull Morrish says generous donations have made it possible to have “nearly 100%” of proceeds going directly to fight hunger.

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