Empty Bowls is an international, grassroots movement that has raised millions of dollars towards the fight against hunger.
These ceramic bowls may be empty but come Tuesday they will be filled with food to help feed the needy.
Mark McKethan with the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank says, “The thought that we are filling empty bowls and that we know that they are empty bowls, there are about 37-thousand people that are food insecure in our area, 13-thousand of them are children.”
Last year, they raised $64-thousand from Empty Bowls, this years goal is around $75-thousand. The big plan with this year's proceeds is to spend it on produce.
Not only is this event big for raising money for the food bank, but also bring awareness to the growing problem of hunger in the area and the country.
The second annual Empty Bowls is Tuesday from 11 am to 2 pm at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU. Tickets are $35 and are available at the door, the food bank and at all Wichita Falls United Supermarkets. The ceramic bowls made by several local artists will be on display through October 19th.