Full bowls of food

Ponoka’s Empty Bowls fundraiser appears to be going still strong after its launch three years ago.

Ponoka’s Empty Bowls fundraiser appears to be going still strong after its launch three years ago.

Many folks attended the Family and Community Support Services’ (FCSS) lunch Oct. 23 at the First Baptist Church, which is intended to bring money to the Ponoka Food Bank. Lunch was $20 and each attendee received their own handmade bowl crafted by members of the Ponoka Potter’s Guild.

Program co-ordinator Emma Curran said the event received strong support from Ponoka residents. “It really was a community effort to raise money for the Ponoka Food Bank.”

70 bowls were sold, only a few left behind, all the soup was donated and the church provided the space free of charge.

Curran enjoyed this fundraising effort as everyone involved had a common goal and the potters were proud of their bowls. “They were very happy to showcase their work,” she said.

The effort raised $1,400.

 

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