Families can see a presentation of The Wizard of Oz while supporting a community program that helps feed the hungry this weekend.

The Carriage Place Players and the Westgate Theatre Co. are teaming to raise money for Empty Bowls, a program that supports the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

The play, which features local actors, will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium at the Westgate Recreation Center, 455 S. Westgate Ave., Columbus 43204. Tickets cost $5 at the door.

Audience members will have opportunities during the Friday and Saturday shows to help the food pantry. During intermission on Friday, playgoers can participate in a silent auction to raise funds for the cause. A soup supper will be served at 5 p.m. before the Saturday performance. For a minimum donation of $10, diners will receive a bowl of soup and bread-and they get to keep the handmade bowl.

For more information, call 614-645-3264 or look on Facebook for GCP Players.

-Melissa Kossler Dutton