Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette The Grayson County Middle School's Mentorship program holds a paint party to donate handpainted bowls to the Grayson County Alliance for the Empty Bowls event.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette

The Grayson County Middle School's Mentorship program holds a paint party to donate handpainted bowls to the Grayson County Alliance for the Empty Bowls event.

The Grayson County Alliance will hold the second annual Empty Bowls event on Feb.11 from 4-7 p.m. at Saint Joseph's Parish Hall.

This event is held to raise awareness of hunger in the community and to raise money for the food pantry.

According to Alliance Director Debbie Childress, one in six people are going hungry at any given moment.

This year, Childress hopes groups will host paint parties in order to have enough handcrafted bowls for the event.

The Grayson County Middle School's Mentorship Program hosted a paint party in which students and their mentors painted bowls to donate for the event.

Last year, 142 bowls were donated and over $4,200. According to Childress, 100 percent of the proceeds from this event will be used to serve local families in need.

In addition to bowl donations, soup for the event will also be donated from local restaurants.

Specialty bowls can be purchased for $25, basic bowls for $10, and soup for Kids is $5. Businesses can sponsor tables and there will be a silent auction again this year. For questions about the event, how to donate or to host a paint party, call the Alliance at (270) 259-4000.