2020 Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Empty Bowls Fundraiser Niagara

Welcome to the 15th Anniversary of Empty Bowls

We would like to take this time to thank our community for such an overwhelming response to this year's Empty Bowls! Tickets are now SOLD OUT. We look forward to celebrating this milestone event with all of our guests!

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the Americana Conference Centre in Niagara Falls, Bethlehem Housing and Support Services will be hosting the 15th Anniversary of our Empty Bowls fundraiser. Our new location offers guaranteed ballroom seating for all guests, more capacity for coat check and ample parking.

During the event, guests enjoy samples of gourmet soup prepared by Niagara’s finest chefs and served in one-of-a-kind bowls created by local potters. Included as the perfect complement are Niagara wines, beer, fresh breads and decadent desserts. Guests take home the empty bowl as a continuous reminder of those who struggle to meet basic living needs in our community.

A People’s Choice Award and Platinum Ladle Award for best soup is awarded to the winning chefs at the end of the evening.

Last year, this event was attended by more than 500 people. Together we raised $50,000 in support of Affordable Housing and Support Services in Niagara. We are working hard to make this year’s event an even bigger success and we’re hoping for your support.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
VIP Reception 5pm | General Admission 6pm 
Americana Conference Centre, 8444 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls (Directions)

Admission Prices

VIP Admission - SOLD OUT - Includes VIP reception and Main event (limited quantity)

Main Event - SOLD OUT

Seating will be assigned in tables of 10 or 12.  If you are attending with a group, please contact us so that we can coordinate seating.

2019 Photo Gallery | View Gallery »

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Meet Our Vendors »

Vendors at Empty Bowls Fundraiser Niagara

We are truly grateful for the support these local businesses are giving to this year's Empty Bowls Fundraiser in support of Bethlehem Housing & Support Services.

Meet Our Potters »

Each of our lead potters – to whom we are grateful – works with professional and student potters to create the beautiful selection of bowls available to guests.

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!

Meet Our Entertainers »


Our entertainers include jazz musicians, professional photographers and our admired emcee.

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 »

Title Sponsor

  • FirstOntario Credit Union

Gold Sponsors

  • NoFrills Niagara Region
  • Sullivan Mahoney
  • CMS Intelligence
  • O'Hara Trucking and Excavating
  • Niagara Endodontics

Silver Sponsors

  • A-1 Flooring St Catharines
  • The Barry Team
  • Enercare FreshStart
  • Sideline Telephone Services

Bronze Sponsors

  • Niagara Casinos
  • Grant Thornton
  • Walker Industries

Mystery Soup Can Sponsors

  • 43 North Restaurant Group
  • The Lancer Family Restaurant

Supporting Sponsors

  • Service Master Clean Niagara
  • Brand Blvd
  • Billyard Insurance Group
  • Sarah J Phillips

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