2020 Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Empty Bowls Fundraiser Niagara

Welcome to the 15th Anniversary of Empty Bowls

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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 - $110  Includes VIP reception and Main event (limited quantity)

Main Event - $85  (until January 30)

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.

2018 Photo Gallery | View Gallery »

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Call for Vendors »

Vendors at Empty Bowls Fundraiser Niagara

We are accepting applications from local restaurants to participate in our Soup Competition.  We are also looking for wine, beer, VIP hor d'oeuvres, specialty tea/coffee, and dessert vendors. | Learn More »

Call for Potters »

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

Meet Our Judges (Coming Soon) »

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 (Coming Soon) »


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

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

Supporting Sponsors

  • Service Master Clean Niagara

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