Those who are now the owner's of a shiny new Empty Bowl will have been enriched by the shared experience yesterday in the Milton community.
It was again incredible to see so many contented members of the community, young and old, chatting while enjoying lunch together at the Milton Centre for the Arts.
Empty Bowls has raised well over $40,000 alone since it started, suggesting we have approximately 800 owners of Empty Bowls in our community. Fabulous. Please display your bowl at home so you can tell other people about it.
Brenda Morrow on why Empty Bowls & MTH is important.
It was very much appreciated to see Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP Halton, proudly clutching her black and red bowl. Indira has been a long time supporter of MTH from the start.
Thank you volunteers
"Thank you all for a wonderfully successful EMPTY BOWLS yesterday! The soup was delicious, and the staff was even better! We really appreciate all you do for Milton Transitional Housing and for working so well together to host this annual event"; added Lorna Turner.
Thank you sponsors
Your continued and growing support of Empty Bowls and MTH is testament that you also see this issue as important in our community. Your sponsorship is very much appreciated and is making a tangible difference.
Bowl sponsors: Simply Creative & Tree Top Pottery
Food sponsors: The Bistro on Main, Boston Pizza, The Escarpment Tea Room, Gay Lee, Hawthorne Cafe, Kelsey's. La Rose, Mama Mila's cafe, Marquee, Mohawk Chop House, Scooters Catering Shoeless Joe's & Swiss Chalet.
Media sponsors: The Canadian Champion (Inside Halton), Snapd, Ads at Work, Milton Villager & Main25 media.
MTH is a proud recipient of a grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation and is supported by Halton region. Financial grants have also been provided by The Gear Foundation & Oakville & Milton Real Estate Board "Realtors Care Foundation".
Photos courtesy of Stacey Newman. Statistics quoted are estimates.