Community Food Share’s annual Empty Bowls event packed the hall at Williamsburg’s Christian Reformed Church Sat., Feb. 10. One-hundred-and-fifty tickets were sold for the meal, making it another sell-out occasion. With that, and thanks to matching funds from area Scotiabank branches, more than $6,000 was generated for the area food bank. Fourteen potters, led by South Mountain’s Debbie Gilmer, help create the keepsake bowls for the event, while soup, bread and desserts came courtesy of Winchelsea Events, Cup of Jo’s, Simply Baked, The Right Bite, Tasty Indulgences, and more. Ingleside’s Coffey’s Coffee was on hand with a number of varieties, while Chesterville’s Mike Dean’s Super Food Store also provided refreshments.

Simply Baked co-owner Anne Carriere (left), Township of North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan, Emily Strader, Municipality of South Dundas Mayor Evonne Delegarde, Community Food Share administrator Ian McKelvie and potter Debbie Gilmer at the Empty Bowls event.

Food share board member Diane Lacasse helped serve soup during the event. Press Photos – Uhrig