CATAWISSA RR - The Southern Columbia Area senior class and art club announced Friday they are planning the inaugural Empty Bowl fundraiser to be held Feb. 24 in the high school cafeteria.

The goal is to raise as much money as possible and donate 100 percent of the funds to Manna For The Many, a local book bank in Shamokin.

Tickets for $5 will be sold in advance and at the door, and will include a hand-crafted bowl made by art students and unlimited soup, bread and drinks.

Guests are asked to keep their selected bowl as a reminder of all the empty food bowls in the world.

Manna For The Many feeds more than 700 families in the area, and provide food and other staples at a rate of 15,000 items every three months.