Catholic Charities Presents Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon

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Catholic Charities invites you to the 18th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon being held on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, from 11:30 am to 1 pm at Notre Dame High School. As the largest fundraiser for Catholic Charities’ Emergency Services, this event is designed to raise awareness of the effects of hunger and poverty in our community. Over the last eighteen years, the Empty Bowls Luncheon has raised over $250,000 toward local poverty relief efforts.

This year’s event is generously sponsored in part by The Hilliard Corporation, Person Centered Services, and Visions Federal Credit Union.

Empty Bowls is unique in that it is a collaboration with local potters to create handmade, commemorative bowls for each attendee who donates $50 or more. Catholic Charities has also partnered with Barb & Mark McClure, owners of Barb’s Soup’s On in Elmira, to offer guests delicious homemade soup. It’s the perfect combination of excellent food, beautiful bowls, and a worthy cause.

Tickets are $50 per person for lunch and a commemorative soup bowl created by a local art student. Get your tickets today as a limited number will be sold. For more information, contact Catholic Charities at 607-734-9784, ext. 2133, or visit the event page.

The Empty Bowls Luncheon will include lunch, a brief presentation, a 50/50 raffle, and a raffle of a beautiful commemorative bowl donated by Elmira College Professor Chris Longwell.

Catholic Charities’ Emergency Services provides homeless services, utility and rental assistance, food pantries, the Elmira Community Kitchen, and prescription drug assistance in Chemung and Schuyler Counties. Anyone in need of assistance may call 607-734-9784.