Empty Bowls Festival raises over $14,000 for Food Bank

The 6th Annual Empty Bowls Festival was a massive success for the Wood Buffalo Food Bank.

Taking place on Sunday, August 28, hundreds of visitors gathered at the Heritage Shipyard for the family-friendly event.

Dan Edwards, Executive Director for the Wood Buffalo Food Bank, says the event raised over $14,000 net.

“Our goal with this event is to raise awareness and funds for our organization while maintaining a family-friendly affordable atmosphere where local art and the Food Bank can come together to fight hunger,” said Edwards.

“After the past few years dealing with the pandemic and only being able to host the remix version in 2021 we were glad to return back to the traditional format.”

Empty Bowls Festival is an event where people can purchase locally hand-crafted bowls from the Fort McMurray Potter’s guild or Color Me Mine Fort McMurray for $15, and then sample creations from different food vendors at the festival. Ten celebrity-designed bowls we’re specially created for a silent auction.

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