2020 Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Empty Bowls Fundraiser Niagara

We would like to take this time to thank our community for such an overwhelming response to our 15th Anniversary of Empty Bowls!  This event raised over $60,000 for our support services and programs.  Thank you! 

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020 we celebrated our 15th Anniversary of Empty Bowls at The Americana Conference Centre, Niagara Falls. This year's event was our most successful yet, raising $61,000 in net proceeds to provide supportive transitional and permanent housing for individuals and families across the Niagara Region! 

At the event there were 550 guests with 21 different food and beverage vendors.

Thanks to all the support from our sponsors, judges, vendors, potters, donors, attendees and volunteers for continuously making our signature fundraising event a success, year after year! 

Congratulations to our 2020 Empty Bowls Soup Winners! OLiV Tasting Room & Restaurant took home both the People's Choice Award (voted on by the guests) and the Platinum Ladle Award (voted on by the judging panel) for their Black Truffle and Wild Mushroom soup infused with Roasted Elk Stick and topped with a Cherry Elk Tartar and Balsamic Pearls. 

Event Details

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

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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 

We received an outstanding response from local businesses who partnered with us as sponsors for our 15th Anniversary of Empty Bowls.  We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support!    

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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