Empty Bowls event put back until 2022

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by Jim Millard

Empty Bowls is an annual Community Food Share event that serves 150 guests homemade soup in locally handcrafted bowls. The event raises awareness about food insecurity in Dundas and Stormont counties, and is one of our organization’s most important fundraisers. We regret that, due to public health restrictions, the 5th annual event scheduled for February 13, has been postponed until February, 2022.

We cannot wait to share this meal with our community when it is safe to gather again. To avoid in-person ticket sales, our Cash Calendar, another successful fundraiser, has also been put on hold.

Instead, Community Food Share has started running a monthly online 50/50 raffle as a contact-free fundraiser. The first draw is Monday, February 1. Visit www.communityfoodshare.ca/5050 to play, and spread the word for a chance to win even more! When you buy a ticket, you are helping feed your community.

We understand that many individuals and families in our community are struggling with challenges due to Covid-19 restrictions. If you need extra support during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out. It’s a simple process, and you can visit us once, or continue longer term. We have food, and we’re ready to help!

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