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More bowls plus another auction

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.

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Auction time!

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.

Bid on the item here:

Auction Ends On: March 27, 2022 5:00 pm EDT

Auction Donation Rules:

  • Donation must be made after the end of the auction.
  • Donation must be cash, not goods or services.
  • Donation must be to a food bank or food pantry.

If the winning bid cannot satisfy the donation rules the next highest bidder will be approached to make a donation in the amount of their bid.

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$30k in donations reached!

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.

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Guest Turners

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.

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So many fans!

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:

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How do I get a bowl?

The response from recent press has been truly overwhelming and I am beyond humbled by the interest in my work. Before you write or try to get a bowl, Please read the Frequently Asked Questions to learn how it works.

  1. Find an available bowl. It will include a recommended donation amount. Add it to your cart and check out.
  2. Once checkout is complete, make a donation to the food bank or food pantry of your choice.
  3. 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.

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Just in time…

Just in time for the end of the year, I’ve released five new bowls. There are some more, but I am offering them to the people who gave me the trees they came from. It’s so nice to make something out of a tree that has meaning to someone.