Loading articles...

Empty Bowls Festival brings in $25K

PHOTO. Supplied. Wood Buffalo Food Bank.

This year’s Empty Bowls Festival raised over $25,000 for the Wood Buffalo Food Bank.

Festival goers purchased bowls last Sunday crafted by the Fort McMurray Potter’s Guild and made their way around Jubilee Plaza sampling 12 local restaurants.

“Last year the first annual Empty Bowls Festival was successful beyond our wildest dreams, and we are so excited to have had yet another successful event this year,” said Arianna Johnson, executive director of the Wood Buffalo Food Bank. “Our goal with this event is to raise awareness and funds for our organization while maintaining a family-friendly affordable atmosphere where local art and the Food Bank can come together to fight hunger. With all we have been through as a community your participation, hard work, and dedication to the food bank ensures no bowls go empty today and into our future.”

This year the potter guild provided an additional 250 more bowls, so the event didn’t sell out as quickly as last year.