Dec. 1, 2018 — One of the Florence community’s most successful fundraising events, Empty Bowls makes its annual appearance this weekend at the Florence Events Center. The popular fundraiser accepts hundreds of bowls designed, created and donated by community members and sells them to the general public — with all proceeds going to Florence Food Share. This year’s event is the 23rd consecutive year Empty Bowls has been held. Purchased bowls will be accompanied by a coupon redeemable for one cup of soup at a participating restaurant during the month of December. Empty Bowls will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 2, from noon to 3 p.m.