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Empty Bowls 2015 Empty Bowls 2015

An Empty Bowls fundraiser to benefit the Interreligious Food Consortium (IFC) will be held on Friday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Nancy Cantor Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse. For a $20 donation, patrons may choose from hundreds of handcrafted ceramic bowls and enjoy a meal of soup and bread from local restaurants. The event is open to the public.

Empty Bowls is organized by ceramics faculty and students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ School of Art, Clayscapes Pottery and the IFC. Participating restaurants include Alto Cinco, Attilio's, Black Olive, Brickhouse Café, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Gardenview Diner, Grimaldi's Luna Park, Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant, Laci's Tapas Bar, the Mission, Pastabilities, Riley’s, Santangelo's, Soup R Salads and Strong Hearts Cafe.

The IFC is an umbrella agency for more than 70 food pantries and meal sites throughout Onondaga County. It assists each of these programs with donations of food, money and program support and connects people in need of food assistance with appropriate resources. Learn more at

For more information, contact Professor Errol Willett at