Lambton College hosts 10th annual Empty Bowls event to end hunger


March 24, 2017

SARNIA, March 23, 2017 – In an effort to raise awareness of all the empty bowls in the world, Lambton College is once again inviting the community to enjoy a simple meal of bread and soup in a handmade pottery bowl.

On Friday, March 31, 2017, Lambton College will host their 10th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to help end hunger in the Sarnia-Lambton community.

For the cost of $25, guests can enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread, served in a pottery bowl of their choice to take home. More than 400 bowls have been handcrafted for the event in the College’s on-site pottery studio by Lambton College students and staff, and members of the Sarnia-Lambton Potters Guild. Local celebrities have also tried their hand at bowl-making, and their creative attempts will be available for purchase during the event by donation. A variety of local artists have also donated pieces that will be raffled off, while a jazz ensemble from Great Lakes Secondary School will be providing the musical entertainment.

The fundraiser will take place at the Lambton College Event Centre with two seatings available at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Inn of the Good Shepherd, Lambton College’s Counselling Department, or online at theinnsarnia.ca. Seats are limited, so advanced purchase is encouraged.

Last year, the event raised $9,000 and to date, Empty Bowls has raised over $75,000 for the Inn of the Good Shepherd and the College’s campus Food Bank. Generous support and donations from local businesses and the community ensure that 99 per cent of the funds raised from this event go directly to fighting hunger.

Created in the early eighties by a high school ceramics class in Michigan, Empty Bowls events have since been held across North America and the world raising millions in funds and awareness for those who go hungry.

For more information, please contact Beth Turnbull Morrish, Ceramics Instructor, and Empty Bowls Coordinator, Lambton College at (519) 542-7751 ext. 3614 or (519) 709-0053.

For more information regarding Empty Bowls, visit emptybowls.org.

For more information regarding ceramics courses at Lambton College, visit lambtoncollege.ca/olce or stop by Spring Open House on Saturday, April 1. Faculty will be doing live demonstrations in the Ceramics Studio.


For media inquiries or more information:

Jami Kloet
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Lambton College
Telephone: 519-542-7751 ext. 3337
Mobile: 519-328-2081
Email: jami.kloet@lambtoncollege.ca