June 25, 2019

The Waterloo Potters’ Workshop, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University and the Food Bank of Waterloo Region are working together to fight hunger.  

Empty Bowls 2019 will be held on Thursday, May 23, from noon to 7 p.m., to raise funds for the food bank. Two sittings will be available: lunch from noon at 2 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 50 Erb St. W., Waterloo, in the main entrance of Dupont St.  

This year’s event will mark Empty Bowls’ 21st anniversary. There will be delicious soups and delectable breads with a purchase of a delightful hand-crafted bowls made by Waterloo Potters’ Workshop members.

Waterloo Potters’ Workshop bowls. Photo by Manija Hamidullah, Spoke News

Jennifer Judges, communications specialist at the Food Bank of Waterloo Region, says the potters’ workshop has supported the food bank for all 21 years and, over that time, the effort has raised over one million meals. 

“Those attending will be attending for a good cause to help those who need it. Those that want to attend this event they can be looking forward to a fun time and for a good cause,” said Judges. 

Tickets are $50 each, which includes a pottery bowl to take home, and guests will be able to try delicious soups and breads donated by local organizations and businesses.  

The soups will come from Classic Indian, Conestoga College’s culinary program, Fork and Cork Grill, Gusto & Beckford Catering, Liaison College of Culinary Arts, Little Mushroom Catering, Red House, Solé, Stock Exchange, Supperworks and The Wooden Boat Food Company.  

Visnja Cuturic, a member of Waterloo Potters’ Workshop, says Empty Bowls is a special night where people can come and buy a bowl that they like. 

“Usually people take quite a while to look at all the bowls that are made by the potters here, and they can choose an empty bowl, they buy it and they make a donation by buying that bowl. Guests are fed by local restaurants who make really special food. They try a variety of delicious soups and it is a night of helping the society,” said Cuturic.  

The tickets are on sale now at the food bank’s website

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