About Us

Plowshares is a nonprofit organization that has been providing free hot meals and other services to the hungry and homeless since 1983 in Ukiah, California. Ukiah is located about two hours north of San Francisco on U.S. Highway 101. It is the county seat for Mendocino County. Plowshares relies almost entirely on local donations and the invaluable help of dedicated volunteers to run its Community Dining Room, Homeless Services, and Meals-on-Wheels programs with very little government funding.


  • That no one in our community go hungry
  • To operate a community-supported facility where services, advocacy and education help eliminate the causes of hunger and poverty.
  • To maintain a supportive and consistent environment where all are treated with respect, justice and dignity.


Board of Directors

Plowshares Staff