We know that you are aware that hunger is a growing problem for the residents of Petaluma, and that is why I’m writing and I need your help, not your money right now.  We are very excited about our new event 1,000 Petaluma Bowls, which will directly support PPSC’s programs that bring healthy meals to our community’s most vulnerable and food insecure individuals.   Even though our economy is recovering, thousands of people in Sonoma County still struggle in poverty. Increasingly, more home-bound seniors are receiving a hot meal (and daily security check) every day from our Meals on Wheels program.   The number of seniors, families and individuals in Petaluma who are “food insecure” is astonishing.

And that is where you come in.   We are asking you to host a  pottery bowl painting party for your friends.  We will bring the bisque-fired pottery bowls and the glazes to your home for you to paint and then donate to the sale.  All of the bowls from your party will be fired by our partner studio and then auctioned at the 1,000 Petaluma Bowls event in November.  Here is where the fun starts, you and your friends invite other to come and bid on their bowl, your bowl or anyone else’s bowl.  We want it to be a fun way to share with each other while helping us fill the bowls of so many hungry people in Petaluma.   

The event will be on Friday, November 27 at Hermann Son Hall.  1000BowlsPosterWeb We hope to have 1,000 handmade pottery bowls for this event.  There will be great food, entertainment and a lot of really great pottery created by some of the Bay Area’s best clay and glass artists and studios, and by people in our community. Now imagine 1,000 smiling faces. With the sale of each bowl at our event, we will be able to expand our programs to better support these families and individuals.  Here’s how: If we sell 6 bowls at $10+ each and raise $62, we can provide daily meals and care for a week to one more senior. 100 bowls sold translates to daily meals for about 16 seniors.  And, it’s a big jump, If we sell 1,000 bowls, those funds will provide daily meals for a week to an additional 161 seniors!   

To host a party, contact PPSC 765-8488