8th Annual Empty Bowls event

8th Annual Chatham Empty Bowls – Thanks to all !!!!

8th Annual Chatham Empty Bowls Fundraiser Event Supporting CORA Food Pantry was a huge success thanks to all you !!

CORA held their 8th Annual Chatham Empty Bowls Fundraiser on Sunday, April 30, 5:00 to 7:30 at Hanks Chapel Fellowship Hall in Pittsboro. Your participation continue to helps CORA Food Pantry feed hungry residents from all over Chatham County.


The 2017 Chatham Empty Bowls was Sponsored by:

Thank you to our sponsors

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

Master Chefs: Jenny Garrett McLaurin – Goldsmith and UNC Hospitals

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, Chatham Dental Arts, Dermatology and Laser Center of Chapel Hill

Sous-Chefs: 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, Floral Expressions of Chapel Hill, Fair Game Beverage Company, Salon2eleven, and Tick Warriors


“Soup”-porter: Circle City Books & Music and Harris Teeter at Chatham Downs

Appetizers, Soups, Breads, Desserts and Beverages

We can’t begin to thank all the restaurants for donating the delicious soups and to our smiling volunteers for serving.


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

There were incredible hors d’oeuvres including chicken salad from Virlies.  Bella Donna and our incredible bread bakers for the variety of home baked breads.  A wonderful variety of beverages and desserts, including a Special Dessert donated by 458 West Bed & Breakfast.

A BIG THANK YOU to all of our incredible volunteers

Pick Your Prize” Raffle

Each item had a separate ticket collection jar. Guests were able put each ticket purchased in the jar for the item(s) they wanted to win. A winning ticket was drawn from the jar for each item. Here is just a sample of all of incredible raffle items that were available.

Live Auction

We were also excited to announce that we were having our fist live auction which included some fabulous and unique hand made pottery and other beautiful crafts such as the following:

All proceeds went 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 even more information on CORA (Chatham Outreach Alliance, Inc.) please Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

*Special thanks to our photographers: Dick Knapp, Mike Stewart and Tani Kennedy for capturing some of event fun.