2019 Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Empty Bowls Fundraiser Niagara

Join us at our 14th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Help end homelessness and reduce the impact of poverty across the Niagara Region by joining us at the 14th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Bethlehem!

Guests enjoy samples of gourmet soup prepared by Niagara’s finest chefs, served in one-of-a-kind bowls created by local potters. Included as the perfect complement are local Niagara wine and beer, specialty tea, fresh breads and delicious desserts.

Year after year the event is attended by over 350 guests with more than 20 different food and beverage vendors. A People’s Choice Award and Platinum Ladle Award for best soup is awarded to the winning chefs at the end of the evening.

Guests take their empty bowl home as a reminder of those who struggle to meet basic living needs and secure affordable housing throughout our community. Last year, Empty Bowls raised over $40,000 for programming at Bethlehem Housing and Support Services!

Tickets on sale November 2018

Stay tuned for more information

  • Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Time: VIP Reception 5pm to 6pm | General Admission 6pm to 9pm 
  • Venue: Club Roma
    125 Vansickle Road, St. Catharines (Get Directions)


Early Bird Admission $75
Available until January 30, 2019

General Admission $85
Effective January 31, 2019

VIP Admission $100
Includes VIP Reception and Empty Bowls Event (limited quantity)

Become a Sponsor 

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities that will increase your companies exposure by sharing in pre-scheduled media, publicity activities and promotional collateral before and during the event. | Become a Sponsor »

Become a Vendor

We are currently accepting applications from local restaurants, caterers, wineries and breweries to participate in our 14th Annual Empty Bowls event.  Space is limited and reservations are on a first-come first-serve basis.  If you are interested in becoming a vendor please contact us at 905-684-1660 ext. 2.  

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