Empty Bowls luncheon postponed once more

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by Jane Schoones 

The annual Empty Bowls luncheon scheduled for Saturday, February 12, and sponsored by Community Food Share, has been postponed again for 2022, a victim of the COVID pandemic.  Last held in 2020, just prior to the start of the pandemic, the event provides participants a warm bowl of soup in a hand-fashioned bowl they can take home. The bowls, provided by several area artisans, are each one-of-a-kind, ensuring that tickets are always snapped up early. The event has been re-scheduled for February 11, 2023, again at the Williamsburg Christian Reform Church.

The postponement is one of many disappointments for the local charity that provides emergency food supplies for several hundred clients in Dundas and Stormont. Counties. The good news is that, despite all fund-raising activities having been cancelled during the past two years, Community Food Share is still able to meet the needs of its clients. That is thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our community, and support from federal, provincial, and local governments. That assistance has enabled Community Food Share to provide enough healthy, nutritious food for a family for a period of 7 to 9 days, compared to the previous 5 to 7 days’ supply.

After offering curbside pick-up of food by clients during the pandemic, plans are being made for a gradual return later this year to the client-choice model that had been in place for several years. For more information about Community Food Share, check our website, www.communityfoodshare.ca,  or Facebook page.

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