The 17th annual Empty Bowls event is set for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 2 at Trinity School Commons, 3500 W. Wadley Ave. in Midland. All of the proceeds raised will go to the West Texas Food Bank.

Hand-made ceramic bowls created by students and faculty from the partner groups will be available for $15 apiece.

Food for the event is being donated by Catfish and Company and Jason’s Deli in Midland. Come pick out your favorite bowl, enjoy soups and desserts, and support the West Texas Food Bank.

Reserved tables for eight will be available for $500, and will allow guests to pick from the “pick of the kiln” bowls.

The Empty Bowls event was started in 2001 with only 100 bowls, and has grown into one of the major fundraisers for the West Texas Food Bank with the support of Midland College, Odessa College and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

ON THE NET: Empty Bowls Facebook page.