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Spring in Perth is synonymous with the Festival of the Maples and Empty Bowls. Thanks to our wonderful community Empty Bowls Perth has raised over $200,000 since 2002 for local food security programs. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger in our communities. For those new to Empty Bowls, the basic premise is simple: potters donate their time to create handcrafted bowls. Festival goers enjoy a meal of soup and bread, donated by local restaurants and businesses, in exchange for a cash donation. Donors keep their bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world, and that food is not just a commodity but a basic right.
Come to the Festival of the Maples in Perth on Saturday April 29th from 10:00 am- 4:00 pm. The Empty Bowls booth will be set up outside Riverguild Fine Crafts (51 Gore Street East). Purchase a bowl and fill it with delicious soup or chili donated by eight Perth restaurants - Bistro 54, Fiddleheads, Fieldhouse, Mex & Co, Peter’s Restaurant, Stone Cellar, Sunflower Bakeshop, and The Table, along with artisanal bread donated by Barnabe’s. If it’s too early for soup, enjoy a complimentary coffee from Coutts & Company.
Bowls are available for a $25 donation. If you want a bowl but will not be in Perth on April 29th, bowls are available at Foodsmiths till late April and are usually available year-round at the Riverguild Fine Crafts.
Donations support The Table Community Food Centre, YAK Youth Services, Food for Thought: Lanark County school nutrition program, and the Lanark Highlands Food Pantry, as well as Frontier College's Summer Aboriginal Literacy Program and the Guatemala Stove Project. Empty Bowls Perth thanks Perth TD Canada Trust for their third year of sponsorship, and Foodsmiths for their thirteenth year of support.
For more information about Empty Bowls Perth - or facebook.com/emptybowls.ca.