Hungry Bowls is the kind of fundraiser that fills the belly and warms the soul. For 19 years, NSCAD University’s Ceramics Department has staged the annual event and has raised more than $100,000 for charity. This year, proceeds will go to Adsum House, Hope Cottage and the Ceramics Student League, supporting student activities such as travel and visiting artists.
This year, Hungry Bowls will take place Thursday, Nov. 6 starting at 6 p.m. in NSCAD University’s Port Loggia Gallery, 1107 Marginal Road, Halifax. Guests can sit down to a simple meal of soup and bread served in a one-of-a-kind bowl handmade by a NSCAD student that they can take home with them. All the food is donated by local Halifax restaurants and bakeries.
Reservations can be made by calling Heather Harris at 902-494-8154. Admission is $40 regular or $20 for students.
Ceramics students have been preparing for the event since the beginning of the fall term, getting together for regular “Bowlaramas” on Tuesday nights—making bowls and sharing pizza. The goal is to have 400 bowls made so there is a good selection for patrons to choose from.
“Hungry Bowls is all about community: our own community here at NSCAD and giving back to our surrounding community,” says Malory Tate, a fourth-year ceramics student from Kamloops, BC. “We have a lot of fun on Tuesdays but it has a serious side; we’re taking time aside to create and to get to know one another. At the same time, it’s for a good cause, so it’s win-win from every corner.”
Sheri Lecker, executive director of Adsum House, says going to Hungry Bowls has become an annual tradition. “It’s such a great night out—you get a good bowl of soup to enjoy after work or school and then you go home with a beautiful handmade bowl that you can use for your cereal every day.
“That bowl becomes a reminder of the people who are living in poverty and don’t have much … Hungry Bowls ties it all together perfectly.”