Special Events

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Empty Bowls 2018!

Join us at Plowshares under the big white tent on June 2nd, 2018, for a spectacular charity event featuring local food, art, music, beer and wine. Purchase your Empty Bowls ticket today! This event will sell out!

All proceeds support Plowshares community dining hall and Meals on Wheels program. In 2018 Plowshares will expand its Meals on Wheels program by adding weekend meal service. This new service will provide an additional 16,000 meals per year to home bound seniors in our community.

M.C. Assemblymember Jim Wood will kick off this year’s event at 5:30 p.m. followed by guest speaker Peter Graves. Gourmet soups and appetizers prepared by local chefs will be served throughout the evening. Enjoy live music by Fair Winds, kitchen tours, and a silent auction. Don't miss out on the live auction with auctioneer Sheriff Tom Allman.

Thank you to our incredible business sponsors!

Redwood Ford, Adventist Health Ukiah Valley, and Redwood Credit Union are supporting this year’s event as Gold and Tent sponsors. Silver sponsors are: Community First Credit Union, McCarty’s Auto Body, Mendocino Redwood Company and Beckstoffer Vineyards Napa. Bronze sponsors are: Greg Hoyt Construction, Savings Bank of Mendocino County, Grocery Outlet, Maverick Enterprises, Friedman’s Home Improvement, and Beckstoffer Vineyards Mendocino, Frey Vineyards, and C&C Construction.  A special thank you to Selzer Realty for providing the big white tent.

Tickets are $60.00 and can be purchased at Mendocino Book Company and at Plowshares. Call 707-462-8582 for information.

You can also buy tickets online at HERE.

Thank you to The 2018 Empty Bowls Gold and Tent sponsors for supporting the Mission that

"no one in our community go hungry"


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Volunteer Recognition Celebration

In the Fall we have our Volunteer Recognition Celebration. We provide a Luncheon and awards for our over 150 volunteers to show our appreciation and recognize their gift of time and talent to Plowshares’ mission. We honor a Volunteer of the Year, and a Golden Spoon Award for a cooking crew. To become a Volunteer Recognition Sponsor, please contact our Executive Director, Traci Boyl at plowsharesed@pacific.net or 707.462.8582



Winter Appeal

Each Winter, starting in November, we send out our Winter Appeal to the greater Ukiah area for our largest fundraiser of the year. This vast mailing brings in close to 20% of the income needed to run our Dining room and Meals on Wheels Programs.