ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar) – It’s time to fill the bowl for West Texans in need.
On Monday, the West Texas Food Bank officially announced dates for their annual event and say it will look a little different this year.
Typically, the WTFB partners will local schools and the University of Texas Permian Basin to craft the bowls and host a dinner to raise funds. However, due to the pandemic and out of an abundance of caution, no food will be served.
Instead, those interested in supporting the initiative can buy bowls for $15 a piece with those proceeds will go towards helping West Texans in need. Additionally, the WTFB will offer ‘Empty Table’ sponsorships for $500.
Sponsorships will include six “Pick of the Kiln” bowls, which are the best of the lot and hand picked by the artists, six WTFB insulated cups and a gift card to the Garlic Press.
“We are so excited to bring Empty Bowls back to Midland this year, and give a sneak peek of our new Innovative Gardens,” Executive Director Libby Campbell, said in a statement. “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 Club is always very heartwarming, and I love seeing all the support from the community.”
The event, which will include a viewing at the WTFB’s Innovative Gardens, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 30. A silent auction is also planned. More information on the silent auction can be found here.