Catholic Charities’ 10th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon

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Catholic Charities cordially invites you to the 10th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon being held on Tuesday, October 20th from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Elmira College Campus Center.

As the largest fundraiser for the Catholic Charities’ Samaritan Center, this event coincides with World Food Day and is meant to raise awareness of the effects of hunger on our community. Empty Bowls is unique in that we collaborate with local potters to create handmade, commemorative bowls for each attendee. We also partnered back up with Barb McClure, owner of McClure’s NY Deli in Elmira, to offer guests delicious homemade soup. It’s the perfect combination of excellent food, beautiful bowls and a worthy cause.

Tickets are $35/person for lunch and a commemorative soup bowl, $280/reserved seating for eight and NEW THIS YEAR: $20/person for lunch only (no bowl included). Get your tickets today as limited number will be sold. For more information, contact Catholic Charities at 607-734-9784 or visit

Catholic Charities’ Emergency Service Center was created with the joining of the Samaritan Center and Second Place East Homeless Services collocated at 380 South Main St. in Elmira. This Emergency Service Center provides seamless access to multiple services, including access to emergency shelter, housing or rental assistance, utility terminations, food pantry, clothing, and prescription drug assistance.

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