The Empty Bowls Committee is still seeking restaurants and sponsors for Empty Bowls 2016.

Empty Bowls will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Pharr Events Center, 3000 N. Cage. There are still slots available for local restaurants to promote their gourmet dishes and sponsorship opportunities for businesses as well. Also, companies and individuals are encouraged to donate unique bowls and silent auction items that help promote their products, services or talents.

At this very popular annual event, local restaurants provide a filling lunch for ticket holders while musicians perform throughout the event. Silent auctions and mystery boxes will be back again. One-of-a-kind ceramic bowls are included with each ticket. They stand as a reminder for the hunger faced by many throughout the year in the Rio Grande Valley. Over 800 guests attended last year making this one of the more popular fundraisers in the area.

For more information contact Philip Farias, Manager of Corporate Engagement & Special Events, at (956) 904-4513 or by email at Also visit at any time for information regarding other programs and events.