8th Annual Chatham Empty Bowls

8th Annual Chatham Empty Bowls Fundraiser Event Supporting CORA Food Pantry

8th Annual Chatham Empty Bowls Fundraiser

CORA invites the public to the 8th Annual Chatham Empty Bowls Fundraiser on Sunday, April 30, 5:00 to 7:30 at Hanks Chapel Fellowship Hall in Pittsboro.  The local pottery is the highlight of the event. The ticket for “The Works” includes a locally handcrafted bowl of the buyer’s choice to treasure and use at home. Your participation helps CORA Food Pantry feed hungry residents from all over Chatham County.

Eventbrite - 8th Annual Chatham Empty Bowls Fundraiser benefiting the CORA Food Pantry

 CORA Empty Bowls features:

  • Beautiful local pottery
  • Light hors d’oeuvres
  • Delicious soups from local restaurants
  • Fresh baked breads
  • Homemade desserts
  • Selection of beverages
  • Live entertainment by the Bolin Creek String Band
  • Live Auction
  • “Pick your Prize” Raffle

Tickets for the “Pick Your Prize” Raffle are $5 per ticket or $20 for 5 tickets.  Each item will have a separate ticket collection jar. Guests will be able put each ticket purchased in the jar for the item(s) they would like to win. A winning ticket will be drawn from the jar for each item. Here is just a sample of all of incredible raffle items that will be available.

Come see the pottery and other raffle items displayed at the Joyful Jewel in Pittsboro from April 8th – 29th Prizes include a $250 Gift certificate from Fearrington Village, local pottery, other works of art, gift baskets, and gift certificates from local shops and restaurants.

Event and Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance online anytime or in person between 10am until 2pm Monday–Friday at CORA Food Pantry. Raffle tickets will also be sold during the event. Raffle winners do not need to be present to win.

We are also excited to announce that we are having a live auction where you can bid on some fabulous and unique hand made pottery and other beautiful crafts such as the following:

All proceeds go to CORA Food Pantry, which provides a week’s worth of food for individuals and families in crisis in Chatham County. CORA now serves 500 families a month and expects to distribute enough food this year to feed more than 19,000 individuals for a week. For more information on CORA (Chatham Outreach Alliance, Inc.) please Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Discounted advance tickets for “The Works” are available only until Saturday (4/15) at 11:30 pm.  All online ticket sales close on Thursday (4/27) at 8 pm. Tickets may be purchased at the door the day of the event.

Eventbrite - 8th Annual Chatham Empty Bowls Fundraiser benefiting the CORA Food Pantry

2017 Sponsors

Executive Chefs

The Food Fairy, Linda Todd at House to Home Realty and James Yoder

Master Chefs

Jenny Garrett McLaurin – Goldsmith

Pastry Chefs

Steve and Patricia Jackson, Kathy Brommage – Edward Jones Investing of Chatham, 501 Pharmacy, Pittsboro Discount Drug, Reynolds & Associates Physical Therapy, Jim & Marian Farrington, David & Susan Rosenberg, and Chatham Dental Arts


Barbara Moore Business Coaching, Enchanting Smiles Family Dentistry, Highway 55 Burger Shakes & Fries, Oakleaf, Rosemary House B&B, Sara Donaldson State Farm Insurance, French Connections, New Branch Chiropractic and Floral Expressions of Chapel Hill


Circle City Books & Music and Harris Teeter at Chatham Downs

Restaurants Donating Soup & Dessert:

We are pleased to announce the following restaurants that will be donating soups this year so far are:

Allen & Son Bar-B-Q, Angelina’s Kitchen, Arberello Cafe’ & Market, Bean & Barrell,  Carolina Brewery, City Tap, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Small B&B Cafe’, and Tarantini Italian Restaurant

Special Dessert donated by 458 West Bed & Breakfast

Eventbrite - 8th Annual Chatham Empty Bowls Fundraiser benefiting the CORA Food Pantry