800 Empty Bowls For Hunger Campaign

Midwestern State University Professor of Ceramics Steve Hilton is heading the effort to make more than 800 bowls to help fight hunger in Wichita Falls.

The bowls will be donated to the Empty Bowls Hunger Campaign and given away at an event to raise money for the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank.

"There are a lot of people who are food insecure in and around Wichita Falls, and so the idea that we can help them put food on the table is important," said Hilton.

It only takes Hilton and his team about 30 seconds to form a ceramic bowl, but then they must be trimmed, dried, fired, waxed and glazed.

Fortunately, Hilton had helped from about 30 community members, including local potters and artists.

"Whether it's people who have come on the bowl making days and just helped carry clay or helped carry bowls," said Hilton. "I would guess there's about 15-20 people that have actually made bowls. Some made bowls at home and brought them in."

Empty Bowls is holding a luncheon at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU on Tuesday, October 16th from 11:00a.m.-1:30p.m.

Tickets are $35 and must be bought in advance. Visit their web site at emptybowlswf.com for more information. Attendees get to pick a bowl from those donated by MSU.