September Newsletter

Plowshares September Newsletter has been published! Read about our Tuesday Volunteers, photos and award winners from the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, along with Rhonda’s 20th Anniversary and buying Boogie, Brews & BBQ tickets.

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August Newsletter 2017

Plowshares August Newsletter has been published. Read about our Fall fundraiser,     Boogie, Brews & BBQ on October 7th, featuring the Funky Dozen band, Assemblymember Jim Woods visit, our new Sponsor a Senior Program and special Thank Yous!


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July Newsletter

The July Advocate has been published. Read about our Monday Volunteers, Annual Volunteer Recognition, and a new name for our Meals on Wheels Fall Fundraiser on October 7th.

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June Newsletter

The June Advocate has been published. Read about our new Executive Director, Traci Boyl, Empty Bowl’s thank yous for all who helped make it a prosperous event, and how we did on our Eriksen Marching Grant campaign.

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May Newsletter

The May Advocate has been published. Read about our matching grant with the T.R. Eriksen Foundation. We have received this grant for quite a number of years and proceed to have a matching campaign in May and June. Please help us raise $10,000 to match the grant for a total of $20,000!

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Empty Bowls 2017 Tickets are on Sale!

11th Annual Empty Bowls

Tickets on sale NOW!

Empty Bowls is Plowshares’ signature event that takes place May 13th this year at 5:30 here at the Plowshares Dining Room, 1346 S. State. St.

Jan Hoyman Studios, Doug Browe and the Ceramics Club of Mendocino College, and Mendocino Inland Ceramic Association create bowls for guests to take home with them after enjoying a variety of homemade soups, salad, appetizers, breads and desserts.

We have an auction, Fund a Need auction, and raffle of great prizes donated by community members and businesses.

This event generates much needed funds for operating our Community Dining Room and Meals on Wheels programs. Costs are low for putting this event on because of the in kind donations and holding it in our dining room. We net 97% of the proceeds generated.

Buy tickets online from Brown Paper Tickets, click on the icon to the right, at Mendocino Book Company, or here at Plowshares, 1346 S. State St. Call 707-462-8582 for more information.

April 2017 Newsletter

April Newsletter is here!

Read about Food Waste, Empty Bowls and how much we receive for every ticket sold, the need for a lawn mower and how to sponsor our team for the Human race.

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February Newsletter

The February Newsletter has been published! Read about Food Insecurity in Mendocino County and the effects it has on adults and children.  There is an update on Winter Appeal donations and a new date for Empty Bowls.

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Evening Supervisor Job

We are seeking an Evening Supervisor here at Plowshares to work 7 hours/day, 11:30 – 7:00 pm with a 30 minute lunch, Monday – Friday. $13.00 – $15.00/hr depending on experience. Generous benefits package.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Provide on-site supervision and administrative support of evening operations
Preparing for the evening meal and the following day’s Meals on Wheels deliveries
Recruiting and confirming participation of evening shift volunteers
Making sure evening volunteers are oriented and trained
Assist with maintenance of building, grounds, and garden
Responsible for the Personal Care Office and the Mail Service
Making sure all food is put away, shelfs stocked and kitchen cleaned
Security during lunch and dinner meals
Making sure at the end of the evening meal the dining room, kitchen, and bathrooms are cleaned and secured


Must be able to lift up to 60lbs
Ability to treat a diverse section of people with dignity and respect
Ability to keep information confidential
Ability to be flexible with hours when needed
Ability to diffuse conflict situations
Valid CA Driver’s License
DMV report
Pass a drug and alcohol test

We have a small but dedicated group of staff members who work as a team to provide a much needed service to our community.

View Job Description HERE and download an application on our website HERE
Please email a resume and cover letter to or come by Plowshares to fill out or drop off a Job Application and deliver your resume and cover letter in person at 1346 S. State St. Ukiah CA 95482