Empty Bowls

An Annual Event Supporting the West Texas Food Bank

Sid Clark
1957 - 2021

The team at the Food Bank and those involved with Empty Bowls were saddened with the loss of Sid Clark, owner of Catfish & Co. in Odessa. A larger than life personality, Sid was challenged by his daughter to provide soup for a new event in the Permian Basin called Empty Bowls. The premise was simple, artists and artisans work with school children from around the Midland/Odessa area to create handmade ceramic bowls, which are then donated to the West Texas Food bank for the Empty Bowls event. Sid gladly volunteered to provide the soup for the event, and his involvement grew to providing the drinks and eventually the sweet treats including the very popular ice cream bar!