It’s working together that will help feed the hungry in West Texas.

The West Texas Food Bank is partnering with Odessa College, Midland College, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, The Odessa High International Baccalaureate Program, The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Permian Basin and Trinity School to bring you the 17th Annual Empty Bowls event.

Organizers say 100 percent 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 is being donated by Catfish and Company and Jason’s Deli in Midland.

Come pick out your favorite bowl, enjoy delicious 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.

“We are so excited to bring Empty Bowls to Midland this year,” Libby Campbell, executive director of the West Texas Food Bank, said. “This is absolutely one of my most favorite events of the year. I love seeing all the hand crafted bowls made by the children, and look forward to seeing their unique creations. The support of the colleges and Boys and Girls Clubs is always very heartwarming, and I love seeing all the support from the community.”

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. The support of Midland College, Odessa College and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin is essential to the success of the event, organizers said.

If You Go
  • What: 17th Annual Empty Bowls even to benefit the West Texas Food Bank.
  • When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.
  • Where: Trinity School Commons, 3500 W. Wadley Ave., Midland.
  • Find out more: Empty Bowls 2018