‘Empty Bowls’ is back for an 11th year.

It is an annual gathering meant to bring the community together to both fundraise for the Salvation Army Food Bank and to also show people what not having enough to eat might look like.

Kathy Daoust is the organizer and says in a typical year more than 150 people will attend. Many different areas of Gravenhurst High School and the community get involved. From local potters throwing soup bowls for those that take part, to student cooks making up five different styles of soup, it is a group effort.

“We are very conscious of the need for a food bank in Muskoka,” Daoust says. “There are so many families that are in need of those resources.”

The music department will also be providing entertainment with students performing various musical selections throughout the night.

“It’s been going on for about 11 years now and it has been a big success,” says Daoust. “We support the Salvation Army Food Bank and the weekly supper club in Gravenhurst.”

Tickets are $25 and include homemade soup, various breads, cookies, tea, and coffee plus you get to take home the ceramic bowl created just for the event. There is also a silent auction available.

Empty Bowls is happening on October 25th at Gravenhurst High School. You can buy tickets at the Scotiabank Branch in Gravenhurst, 198 Muskoka Road North. You can also reach out to Daoust by email at daoustkathy@gmail.com.