Empty Bowls Luncheon to be held 3/19/24

Empty Bowls Presentation at NDHS

Catholic Charities invites you to the 19th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon being held on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Notre Dame High School. As the largest fundraiser for The Elmira Community Kitchen, 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 $280,000 toward local poverty relief efforts.

This year’s event is generously sponsored in part by The Hilliard Corporation, Chemung Canal Trust Company, Chemung Supply, and Wegmans.
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 Cafe 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 at www.CatholicCharitiesCS.org.

The Empty Bowls Luncheon will include lunch, a brief presentation, and a raffle of a beautiful commemorative bowl donated by the Corning Museum of Glass.

The Elmira Community Kitchen provides free meals Monday through Friday, the last Saturday of the month, and on Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving in a communal setting. The Kitchen relies on volunteers to serve the meals each year. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Kathy Dubel at 607-734-9784.