I have been much too busy with family and work to spend any time on turning bowls or even listing and shipping other people’s bowls. I wish I could say that hunger has been solved, but it is probably going to get worse over the next few months for a wide variety of reasons. My hope is to be back turning bowls in the fall, and encouraging everyone to donate to their local food bank. In the meantime, know that hunger is never far away. It is in your schools, your neighborhoods and your workplaces. Just as close, though, are organizations who are trying to help. Please keep supporting them however you can.
There will be 17 bowls made available for adoption on Monday, April 25th. Six of them are by BFF founder Michael Mittelman, and the other 11 are by guest turner Dan Crafton. The time is a secret so that this website doesn’t crash from all the enthusiasm. Prices range from $60 to $225.
Can’t wait until Monday?
If you are impatient, or just want to know that you got your bowl, you can bid on the bowl up for auction. The auction ends Monday, so good luck and happy bidding.
Bowls for Food is having its first auction! In addition to our usual system of listing bowls on a first come, first served basis, we have a beautiful cherry burl bowl available to the highest bidder. As usual, payment is in the form of a receipt for a donation to a food bank or food pantry.
Thanks to all the generous donors we have now generated over $30,000 in donations to local food banks from bowls. This is exclusive of the over $5,000 in other donations in honor of Bowls for Food. Wow! Thanks also to the guest turners who gave their work to the last batch which generated over $2,500. They are boxed up and will be shipping shortly.
Several woodworkers and bowl turners have reached out to me to ask if they could donate some of their work to Bowls for Food. I responded to the first three who were close by and collected these 25 bowls. Big thanks to Dan Crafton, Thurston Tarter, and Eric Weinstein for donated their work for this next batch.
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir picked up the story from WCVB and added to it. The result? So many fans the web site went down again. Hopefully I have beefed it up enough to withstand all the enthusiasm. In case you missed it, you can watch the video here:
Find an available bowl. It will include a recommended donation amount. Add it to your cart and check out.
Once checkout is complete, make a donation to the food bank or food pantry of your choice.
The checkout process will include an email with instructions on where to send the receipt
Due to overwhelming demand I cannot take requests or reservations. If you would like to be notified of when new bowls are available, follow us on Facebook or join the newsletter here.
BFF Donors have given over $68,341 to their local food banks so far. Wow!
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During the COVID-19 Quarantine of 2020, I started turning wooden bowls. I also wanted to help those struggling during this time. Look for an availab bowl you like. Add it to your cart and check out. Make a donation to your local food bank, and I will mail that bowl to you.