The Sarnia-Lambton community has shown their commitment to support efforts to raise awareness of all the empty bowls in the world. Lambton College’s 11th annual Empty Bowls event, taking place Thursday, April 5, has officially sold out. The yearly fundraiser, which sees members of the community enjoy a simple meal of bread and soup in a handmade pottery bowl, raises funds to be donated to the Inn of the Good Shepherd and the Lambton College Food Bank. As of right now, the College is on pace to meet this year’s goal of $10 000. To date, the event has raised over $80,000 to help end hunger in the Sarnia-Lambton community. For just $25, guests of the event get to enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread, served in a pottery bowl of their choice to take home. More than 400 bowls are handcrafted for the event every year in the College’s on-site pottery studio by Lambton College students and staff, and members of the Sarnia-Lambton Potters Guild. Local celebrities have also tried their hand at bowl-making, and their creative attempts are also available for purchase during the event by donation. A variety of local artists also donate their own pieces to be raffled off and music will be provided by Great Lakes Secondary School’s Jazz Band and Jazz Choir. The sold-out fundraiser will take place at the Lambton College Event Centre with two seatings available at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Generous support and donations from local businesses and the community ensure that 95 per cent of the funds raised from this event go directly to fighting hunger. Created in the early eighties by a high school ceramics class in Michigan, who wanted to use their unique skills and abilities to help others, Empty Bowls events have since been held across North America and the world raising millions in funds and awareness for those who go hungry. For more information, please contact Beth Turnbull Morrish, Ceramics Instructor, and Empty Bowls Coordinator, Lambton College at (519) 542-7751 ext. 3614 or (519) 709-0053. For more information regarding Ceramics courses at Lambton College, visit lambtoncollege.ca/olce.