Saturday Nov 12th, 2016
There is nothing like a bowl of hot soup to fend off the November chills. Even when the temperature turns unseasonably warm and perhaps soup isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, it warms your heart to be a part of the Annual Durham’s Empty Bowls. This is the third year that Feed The Need, the regional food distribution warehouse serving Durham Region, has participated in Empty Bowls. As a long time supporter, Mincom Jo looked forward to spending the afternoon at the Oshawa Golf & Curling Club, where the event was hosted. The setting was really quite spectacular.
The concept of Empty Bowls is used worldwide to recognize and raise support to combat hunger by emphasizing that many people simply do not have enough to eat.
Unique, beautifully hand-crafted bowls were created and donated by local artisans from Durham Potters Guild to signify the many thousands of empty bowls in our communities. Choosing the bowl you will use for the day and eventually take home may be one of the toughest choices you will make. There are big ones and small ones, round ones and square ones, bright and subtle, patterned and plain…so many choices. It took some time and a lot of flipping back and forth but our Jo eventually settled on a very chic blue-toned bowl, which, by the way, matched her outfit.
Some of Durham Region’s finest chefs provided signature soups and desserts to be sampled and enjoyed.