2022 Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Empty Bowls Fundraiser Niagara

Welcome to the 17th Anniversary of Empty Bowls

We look forward to celebrating our milestone 17th Anniversary of Empty Bowls with you! Ticket sales open HERE 9AM December 8, 2021

On Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at the Americana Conference Centre in Niagara Falls, Bethlehem Housing and Support Services will be hosting the 17th Anniversary of our Empty Bowls fundraiser. Our 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.

We are taking every precaution possible to ensure your safety for this event.

To further protect Ontarians as the province continues to confront the Delta-driven fourth wave of the COVID-19, the Government of Ontario, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, will require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings starting September 22, 2021.

As of September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities.

This approach focuses on higher-risk indoor public settings where face coverings cannot always be worn and includes meeting and event spaces, such as banquet halls and conference/convention centres.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
VIP Reception 5pm | General Admission 6pm 
Americana Conference Centre, 8444 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls (Directions)

Admission Prices

VIP Admission - $110 (Tickets on Sale 9AM December 8, 2021)

Main Event - $85 (Tickets on Sale 9AM December 8, 2021)

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.

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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 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
  • CMS Intelligence

Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors


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