Setting the table for Hungry Bowls
September 26, 2011

After a five-year hiatus, Hungry Bowls is back.

NSCAD University ceramics students are busy making bowls for the innovative fundraiser, which ran for 12 years and raised more than $120,000 for the homeless. This year, Hungry Bowls takes place Thursday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m. in the Port Loggia Gallery at NSCAD’s Port Campus.

For $25, patrons will sit down to a simple meal of gourmet soup and bread served in a gorgeous handmade bowl, which they select and then take home with them. Supper is being generously donated by local restaurants and artisanal bakeries.

One-hundred per cent of the proceeds from Hungry Bowls will be split between Adsum House, an emergency shelter for women, and Hope Cottage, a soup kitchen serving needy men.

“We’re holding Hungry Bowls just before Thanksgiving weekend, because as students we have a lot to be thankful for—we go to a great school, we’re learning and we want to give back in this way,” says Erin St. John, a fourth-year student majoring in ceramics and art history. “We see this as the hand of the maker lending a helping hand.”

Tickets are going fast. To reserve yours, call Heather Harris at the NSCAD Craft office at 494-8154. 

Ceramics student Erin St. John trims one of the bowls for the Hungry Bowls fundraiser on Oct. 6.