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Empty Bowls 2024

Sponsored by Bennett Wealth Management of RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Empty Bowls 2024

Sponsored by Bennett Wealth Management of RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

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May 28, 2024 11:30 AM EDT - May 28, 2024 7:00 PM EDT
Wilfrid Laurier University - Lazaridis Hall
75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON  N2L 3C7

Empty Bowls 2024

The 26th annual event, organized by the Robert Langen Art Gallery and Waterloo Potters’ Workshop in partnership with The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, raises money for The Food Bank.  


Tickets are $50 and include entry to the 11:30 a.m. lunch or 5 p.m. dinner. We are officially sold out. Thank you for your support!


At the event, attendees choose from a selection of unique bowls crafted and donated by local artisans from the Waterloo Potters’ Workshop. This keepsake is for use during the event to sample a variety of tasty gourmet soups from local chefs and restaurants.  


Since 1998, Empty Bowls has raised awareness about hunger in Waterloo region and has provided over 1.4 million meals for people in need. For every ticket sold this year, The Food Bank can provide 100 healthy meals for the more than 58,600 individuals in Waterloo region who depend on food assistance programs.  

See blog post and photos from the 2023 event.

Event Sponsor

Thank you to Bennett Wealth Management of RBC Dominion Securities Inc. for supporting the 26th annual Empty Bowls event.

Ticket details:

Each $50 ticket includes:

*Admission to either the lunch seating (11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.) or the dinner seating (5–7 p.m.).

*Delicious soups and bowl meals provided by the restaurants and chefs listed below.

*Non–alcoholic beverage

*One (1) bowl handcrafted and donated by members of the Waterloo Potters' Workshop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I select more than one bowl?

Upon arrival, ticket holders will select their individual bowl from all bowls available. One (1) handcrafted bowl is included in the ticket price. A very limited supply of additional bowls may be available for sale for $40 each, while supplies last.

Are there vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options?

We will do our best to have options at each seating for vegan, vegetarian or gluten free meals. Soup details will be added above once received.

Is there parking on site?

Parking included in the ticket purchase is available at the following locations.

-St. Michael’s Church - (Lot 18 rear portion – entrance off Balsam St)

-Northdale Campus – 66 Hickory St. W, Waterloo (Lot 37)

Click here for map


Paid parking available in the pay and display lot at Lazaridis Hall (Lot 33). Accessible parking available at Lazaridis Hall with a valid MTO accessible permit.

Organized by
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region (The Food Bank) is dedicated to meeting the needs of the community and ensuring no one goes hungry. Through community and corporate partnerships, we acquire and distribute food to 120+ community programs and agency partners.
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