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!

Following an incredible response from the community, it is with great excitement that we announce our 14th Annual Empty Bowls event is now SOLD OUT! 

We look forward to seeing everyone on March 6th for a wonderful evening. 

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!

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


Early Bird Admission - SOLD OUT $75

General Admission - SOLD OUT   $85
Standing room only! (limited quantity)  

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

Tickets Now Available

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Meet Our Vendors »

Vendors at Empty Bowls Fundraiser Niagara

You'll have a ton of fun sampling the delicious offerings from our food and beverage vendors. | More »

Meet Our Potters »

The beautiful handcrafted pottery bowls are donated by local potters throughout the Niagara region. | More »

Meet Our Judges »

Judges at Empty Bowls Fundraiser Niagara

Our judges have the important task of choosing the winner of the Platinum Ladle Award for the best soup! | More »

Meet Our Entertainers »


Our entertainers include soulful and classical musicians, professional photographers and esteemed emcees. | More »

Event Sponsors 

There are a variety of sponsor level 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 »

Thank you to our generous sponsors for partnering with our 14th Annual Empty Bowls event. 

Title Sponsor

  • FirstOntario Credit Union

Gold Sponsors

  • Enercare Fresh Start Program
  • CMSIntelligence Inc.
  • O'Hara Trucking & Excavating
  • Sullivan Mahoney

Silver Sponsors

  • The Barry Team
  • Niagara Casinos
  • A-1 Flooring Canada St Catharines
  • Sideline Telephone Services

Bronze Sponsors

  • Grant Thornton
  • MacDonald Zuberec Ensslen Architects Inc.
  • Brand Blvd
  • Service Master Niagara

Media Sponsors

  • Your TV Niagara
  • St Catharines Standard
  • Welland Tribune 
  • Niagara Falls Review

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