Northumberland Help and Legal Centre To Raise Funds For Poverty Awareness at 8TH Annual Empty Bowls Fundraising Dinner

Cobourg, ON, March 16, 2017 – On Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Rosewood Estates in Cobourg, the Help and Legal Centre of Northumberland will be holding its annual Empty Bowls Fundraising Dinner, which aims to raise awareness about the increasing poverty within the local community.

Guests will enjoy a selection of artisanal soups and desserts prepared by Rosewood’s own chef, Peter Gosling and will have the opportunity to bid on various auction items that include jewelry, electronics, gift cards and services from local businesses. There will also be several raffles taking place over the course of the evening for additional exciting items. Select lucky guests will also take home a handmade bowl donated by the Northumberland Potters Guild, with the empty bowl acting as a reminder that there are many who regularly go without in Northumberland.

“This event is a fantastic way to support local efforts to eliminate poverty,” says Krista Skutovich, the Chair for the event. “The Empty Bowls Fundraising Dinner is our largest annual fundraiser, and we’re hoping this will be our best year yet,” continues Skutovich. “It always proves to be an entertaining and heartwarming evening that ultimately helps us meet the growing demand for services to support those living in poverty in our community.”

Tickets for the Empty Bowls Fundraising Dinner are available for $50 each at Holton Flowers in Port Hope and All Creatures Great and Small in Cobourg. For more information about the event or the Help and Legal Centre of Northumberland, visit or phone 905-373-4464.

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About the Help and Legal Centre of Northumberland
The Help and Legal Centre of Northumberland provides a range of programs to assist low-income individuals and families living in Northumberland County. Services offered include housing assistance, income-tax preparation, workers’ rights education and legal services.