Empty Bowls 2017

The idea behind the event is that after sharing a meal, everyone will go home with a beautiful but empty pottery bowl – serving as a reminder of those in our community who go hungry. We are bringing the popular fundraiser to Cornwall for the second time.

Date: Sunday November 12
Location: Knights of Columbus, 205 Amelia St.
Time: 12pm to 1:30 pm
Tickets: $30 for sale at Agape’s New For You Thrift Store

Event-goers get to choose a unique handcrafter bowl, fill it with gourmet soup by local chefs paired with a fresh bun and a dessert. After sitting and eating the meal with friends, each guest takes home their one-of-a-kind bowl, all for a $30 ticket.

This fundraiser brings people together to share in a hearty meal, so it dovetails nicely with our mission.

Ann Marlin, local potter of over 40 years, and founder of Marlin Orchards, volunteered to gather 100 bowl donations from local and area artisans, each piece valued at $25-$40 each.

“Empty Bowls is a project that is quite familiar to potters. They are very earthy people and close to nature using natural resources to make a bowl, which symbolizes the importance of the work of the Agapè Centre to keep the bowls filled,” said Marlin. “The response of the potters in my recent show was tremendous! They were all so enthusiastic and generous.”

There will also be a silent auction.

There are only 100 tickets available.

Proceeds from the event will help the local food bank continue to serve the more than 500 families a month, and the soup kitchen to provide more than 100 nutritious meals 6 days a week.