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Catholic Charities Presents Virtual Empty Bowls

October 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


ELMIRA, NY – Catholic Charities invites you to the 15th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon being held on Thursday, October 29, 2020,from noon to 1 pm via Zoom. As the largest fundraiser for Catholic Charities’ Emergency Services, this event is designed to raise awareness of the effects of hunger and poverty in our community. Empty Bowls is unique in that it is a collaboration with local potters to create handmade, commemorative bowls for each attendee who donates$40 or more. Catholic Charities has also partnered with Barb & Mark McClure, owners of McClure’s NY Deli in Elmira, to offer guests delicious homemade soup via a gift certificate. It’s the perfect combination of excellent food, beautiful bowls, and a worthy cause.

Tickets are $40/person for lunch and a commemorative soup bowl created by a local art student. Get your tickets today as a limited number will be sold. For more information, contact Catholic Charities at 607-734-9784, ext. 2133,or visit the event page at cs-cc.org.

Bowls and gift certificates for soup may be picked up on October 28,from 1pm-4pm at the side door of the Elmira Community Kitchen (160 High St, Elmira). Catholic Charities’ Executive Director, Nancy Koons, will be on hand to distribute bowls and answer any questions you may have about Catholic Charities. Masks are required.

Nancy observed, “During challenges like this pandemic, I am reminded of how we continue to accomplish our mission with the generosity of our community. Together, we offer hope by empowering families to reach self-sufficiency and comfort to those who are alone and in need.”

Catholic Charities’ Emergency Services provides access to emergency shelter, utility and rental assistance, food pantries, and prescription drug assistance in Chemung and Schuyler Counties. Anyone in need of assistance may call 607-734-4898.

About Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler:

Catholic Charities provides support to individuals and families in our community to help them live a more self-reliant life. They specialize in emergency services and housing supports. For more information on services, please visit www.cs-cc.org or call 607-734-9784.


October 29, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Catholic Charities Chemung & Schuyler