I recently got a lot of wood from a lot of people. Some logs from trees that were meaningful but fell in a storm or succumbed to disease, and some from arborists. I really like found wood. It has more character, like bark and spalting, and inspires new forms. Unfortunately, my lathe is pretty small. These larger blocks shake the lathe so much it literally walked out of the garage on its own. I’ll have to find a way to get on a bigger, heavier lathe. I won’t give up on this beautiful piece of spalted maple.
Here is the idea: You make a donation to a food pantry, food bank, or any other service that helps people who are food insecure. Send me a picture of donation receipt. I’ll mail you the bowl of your choice.
I’ll even pay for the shipping costs (US only).
If you don’t know of a food bank, my favorite is The Greater Boston Food Bank.
So take a look at the bowls I have made. If you see one you would like to have, make a donation and get a bowl.
If you don’t see one you want, but have an idea, get in touch, and let’s figure out how we can make some Bowls for Food.
Or rather, a new set of bowls are. I spent some time working on my wood sculptures, and I had a few green bowls that needed to dry out before I could re-turn them. There are 8 new bowls up now. Tell your friends!
This batch is a little smaller than usual. Some of these take longer than my normal bowls, and I had a number of special requests along the way.
I am closing in on 50 bowls. Should that one be an online charity auction? Let me know.
“For many who lost jobs in the coronavirus epidemic, hunger comes with shame”
While our country faces numerous struggles right now, from disease to reckoning with our history of systemic racism, many of the recently unemployed are dealing with the shame of needing to ask for help.
Read more at the Washington Post
The batch going up today, June 2, has some fun and some funny bowls. Enjoy, and thank you for your support in these times. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay strong.
All the bowls I make ship with a minimum of three coats of General Finishes Top Coat, just like my wood sculptures. The first two are brushed on for a thick layer, sanding with extra fine grit sandpaper between layers. The last coat is sprayed on to make sure the finish is even and super smooth.
There are still two bowls available for adoption, so check them out: https://www.bowlsforfood.com/bowls
Have a specific request? Send me a message on FB or on the contact page.
Thanks to all the donors who have adopted bowls from BFF. I’ve been busy this week mostly with requests and putting that nice finish on the bowls from last week. Still hoping to ship Friday!
Last week’s bowls went quickly, but fear not! Guest turner Salvatore Mancini has contributed this wonderful piece. Who will get to it first?
You have donated. A lot. BFF donors have given $62,386 to their local food banks and food pantries. Thank you!
Food banks like: 1st Baptist Church Church of Midlothian, Va. Food Pantry, Alameda County Community Food Bank, Arlington EATS, Ascension Outreach and Food Bank for New York City, Ashburnham Food Pantry, Barnegat Food Pantry, Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry, Beach Food Pantry, Belmont Food Pantry, Bethlehem UMC Food Pantry, Beyond Hunger, Bridges Outreach, Brookline Food Pantry, Burton Memorial Food Bank, CUMAC, Canton Area Helpline Inc, Capital Area Food Bank, Casa Maria Soup Kitchen, Center Ridge Food Pantry, Center Ridge Pantry, Center for Family Services, Central California Food Bank, Central Texas Food Bank, Chelmsford Community Exchange, Chester County Food Bank, City Harvest, Claremont Soup Kitchen, Commonpoint Queens, Community Action Pioneer Valley, Community Food Bank of Central Alabama, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Connecticut Food Bank, Connecticut Foodshare, Covenant House, Crestview Area Shelter for the Homeless, Crossnet Ministries, Dedham Food Pantry, Elizabeth Peabody House, Elkridge Food Pantry, Families in Transition, Feed More, Feeding America, Feeding South Dakota, Feeding Tampa Bay , First Baptist Church Food Pantry, First Baptist Church of Midlothian, Food Bank for New York City, Food Bank for the Heartland, Food Bank of Central New York, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, Food Bank of Hudson Valley, Food Bank of Iowa, Food Bank of South Jersey, Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Franklin County Community Meals, God's Love We Deliver, Good Shepard Food Bank, Grace Community Church Food Pantry, Gray House, Inc., Greater Bethlehem Healing Church, Greater Boston Food Back, Greater Boston Food Bank, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Harvest on Vine, Hawaii Food Bank, Hilltown Churches Food Pantry, Hoosier Hills Food Bank, House of Charity, Hunger Network, Hunger Task Force, ICA Food Shelf, Idyllwild HELP Center, Ilse Marks Food Pantry, Interfaith Food Pantry, Lenore's Food Pantry, Loaves and Fishes, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank , Maricopa Pantry, Marshfield Food Pantry, Mary's Kitchen, Mary's Kitchen Homeless Shelter, Maryland Food Bank, Meals on Wheels America, Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Middlesex Human Service Agency, Midwest Food Bank, Morningstar Mission In loving memory of Jerry Glatz, Mother's Cupboard Community Kitchen, My Brother's Table, NCA Food Pantry, NORWESCAP Food Bank, Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, New Hampshire Food Bank, New Lynn Coalition, Newton Food Pantry, No Kid Hungry, North Texas Food Bank, Northampton Survival Center, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Norwood Food Pantry, Open Pantry Community Services, Oregon Food Bank, PADS, Philabundance, Pittsburgh Food Bank, Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, Project PAUL, Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, Roadrunner Food Bank, Rose's Bounty, Rosie's Place, SF Marin Food Bank, San Diego Food Bank, Santa Clarita Valley Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, St. John's Food Pantry, St. Joseph Conference of St. Vincent Depaul Society, St. Joseph's Church Food Pantry, St. Mary's Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul Middletown, Storehouse New Mexico, The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, The Deep Well Project, The Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood, The Food Bank of Western Mass, The Idaho Food Bank, The Open Door, The Open Pantry of Greater Lowell, The Sharing Cupboard, Toni’s Kitchen, UN World Food Program, UNWFP, Union Gospel Mission, United Way of Tri-County, Utah Food Bank, Virginia Peninsula Food Bank, Walpole Community Food Pantry, Wayside Food Programs, West Chester Food Cupboard, West Side Campaign Against Hunger, Westmoreland Food Bank, Westside Food Bank, Weymouth Food Pantry, Woman to Woman at Food Bank For New York City, Women's Lunch Place, Worcester County Food Bank, World Central Kitchen, World Food Program, Yachats Food Pantry, Yolo Food Bank
This total is updated in real time. Whenever a new receipt for a donation is recorded, the total changes. Come back and see the amazing progress.