Half batch

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.

Washington Post Article Highlights Hunger

“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

Some fun bowls

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.

Three coats smooth

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.

Thank you!

Lots of finishing

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!

Guest turner

Last week’s bowls went quickly, but fear not! Guest turner Salvatore Mancini has contributed this wonderful piece. Who will get to it first?

Look what you did!

You have donated. A lot. BFF donors have given $20,019 to their local food banks and food pantries. Thank you!

Food banks like: Alameda County Community Food Bank, Arlington EATS, Ascension Outreach and Food Bank for New York City, Ashburnham Food Pantry, Beach Food Pantry, Belmont Food Pantry, Beyond Hunger, Bridges Outreach, Brookline Food Pantry, Canton Area Helpline Inc, Capital Area Food Bank, Central Texas Food Bank, City Harvest, Claremont Soup Kitchen, Commonpoint Queens, Community Action Pioneer Valley, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Connecticut Food Bank, Covenant House, Dedham Food Pantry, Elizabeth Peabody House, Food Bank for New York City, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, Food Bank of Hudson Valley, Food Bank of Iowa, God's Love We Deliver, Good Shepard Food Bank, Gray House, Inc., Greater Bethlehem Healing Church, Greater Boston Food Back, Greater Boston Food Bank, Harvest on Vine, Hawaii Food Bank, Hilltown Churches Food Pantry, Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Idyllwild HELP Center, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank , Marshfield Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels America, Middlesex Human Service Agency, Mother's Cupboard Community Kitchen, My Brother's Table, Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, New Hampshire Food Bank, New Lynn Coalition, Newton Food Pantry, Northampton Survival Center, Norwood Food Pantry, Open Pantry Community Services, Oregon Food Bank, PADS, Philabundance, Pittsburgh Food Bank, Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, SF Marin Food Bank, San Diego Food Bank, St. Joseph's Church Food Pantry, St. Vincent de Paul Middletown, The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, The Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood, The Food Bank of Western Mass, The Open Door, The Sharing Cupboard, Toni’s Kitchen, United Way of Tri-County, Utah Food Bank, Walpole Community Food Pantry, Wayside Food Programs, West Side Campaign Against Hunger, Westside Food Bank, Weymouth Food Pantry, Woman to Woman at Food Bank For New York City, Women's Lunch Place, Worcester County Food Bank, 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.

A new batch!

Thank you for keeping me so busy! Last week you donated just short of $1,000 in just over 24 hours. Can we beat that this week?

I hoped to complete ten bowls this week, and I almost made it. Nine new bowls are up, and I hope you enjoy them.

There is a new process for adopting a bowl that looks a lot like a regular store but fear not you still pay by making a donation to your local food bank. Choose your bowl, enter your shipping information, and check out. You will be given the email address to send documentation of your donation.

Shipping

I am sure you are all glad to know that as the result of hours of work all of the bowls that were adopted last week have now been shipped. They will arrive at different times depending on where you live but we hope they all arrive soon.

Working hard

W know that most of you are waiting for either your bowls to be sent or new bowls to be available. There is good news for both of those groups, we are working hard to put the finishing touch on already adopted bowls. We are also turning new ones and the next wave will be available by at least Friday. Thank you for your patience right now and we hope you enjoy all of our bowls, past, present, and future.