Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Empty Bowls Fundraiser Niagara

Join us at our 12th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Help end homelessness and reduce the impact of poverty across the Niagara Region by joining us at the 12th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Bethlehem!

Niagara’s finest chefs prepare and serve their favourite soup in one-of-a-kind bowls created by local potters. Included as the perfect complement are Niagara wines, specialty beverages, and delicious sweets. There were over 400 guests and 25 food and beverage vendors at the 2016 Empty Bowls. A People’s Choice and Platinum Ladle for Best Soup is awarded to one of Niagara’s many talented 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 $33,000 for programming at Bethlehem Housing and Support Services!

Tickets are now on sale!

Click the link below to purchase online. NOTE: You will receive a charitable tax receipt for a portion of the admission price.  

Purchase Tickets

  • Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
  • 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 February 1, 2017

General Admission $85
Effective after February 1, 2017

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

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 »

Meet the Empty Bowls Fundraiser Artists Potters

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

Event Judges

We are excited to announce the judges for our 12th Annual Empty Bowls event! Celebrity judge Tara O’Brady, author of Seven Spoons cookbook and website is joined this year by culinary judges Chef Mark Hand, Chef Stuart Mena, Chef Stacie Royds, and our sponsor judge from Postmedia, Jay Allin.

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

Meet The Judges »

Event Sponsors 

Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting our 12th Annual Empty Bowls event. The support from our partners is invaluable and continues to make our signature fundraising event so successful, year after year. | Become a Sponsor »

Silver Sponsors

  • Pen Financial Credit Union
  • O'Hara Trucking & Excavating
  • Sullivan Mahoney Lawyers

Bronze Sponsors

  • Grant Thornton
  • Castle Plumbing & Heating Inc.
  • Sideline Telephone Service
  • CBC Computer Systems
  • Service Master Canada

Media Sponsors

  • 101.1 Juice FM
  • 105.1 2day FM
  • Cogeco Logo

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