More than 231 bowls hand crafted by the Cariboo Potters Guild members are washed and ready for the Empty Bowls luncheon fundraiser for the Salvation Army food bank that takes place Friday

More than 231 bowls hand crafted by the Cariboo Potters Guild members are washed and ready for the Empty Bowls luncheon fundraiser for the Salvation Army food bank that takes place Friday

Empty Bowls food bank fundraiser at the legion Friday

The Cariboo Potters Guild members have been working hard for the past few months and now have a wide selection of creative bowls ready.

The Cariboo Potters Guild members have been working hard for the past few months and now have a wide selection of colourful and creative bowls ready for their  Empty Bowls fundraiser for the food bank coming up this week.

Empty Bowls will take place this year at the legion hall, Friday, Feb. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The luncheon, is co-sponsored  by local restaurants that are donating the soup for the event, and is supported by the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake.

For $15 visitors get to enjoy a delicious bowl of soup with homemade bread and take home the bowl the soup comes in.

“The pottery bowl is yours to keep as a reminder of world hunger,” says potter Jude Prevost.

“We hope that each time you take your bowl from the cupboard you are reminded that someone’s bowl is empty.”

All proceeds from the event stay in Williams Lake for those less fortunate who need to supplement their incomes with visits to the Salvation Army food bank.

Cariboo Potters Guild members and various friends and supporters of the guild are also hosting a silent art auction in conjunction with Empty Bowls, Prevost says.

She notes the potters are only able to accept cheques or cash for this fundraiser. Visitors pay at the door.