Don’t Miss our 13th Annual Empty Bowls Event!


— Saturday, June 1st, 2019 from 5:30–8 pm —


 A $75 all-inclusive ticket gets you a hand-crafted bowl, marvelous all-you-can-eat soups, salads, appetizers, live music by Fair Winds, wine, beer, and access to our exciting live and silent auctions. Tickets will sell out, so get yours early!

  The annual Empty Bowls dinner is our signature fundraising event, featuring locally hand-crafted bowls, homemade soups and appetizers, local beers and wines, silent and live auctions, and live music. Each year this event sells out, so purchase your tickets early. All of the proceeds from this event go to support Plowshares’ programs toward fulfillment of our mission "that no one in our community go hungry". 

          Plowshares is almost entirely community-supported, transforming donated food, supplies, human capital, and cash revenue from our generous community into sustenance for the needy and those in crisis. In 2018 Plowshares provided over 60,000 meals to those in need, and expanded our Meals-on-Wheels to provide a nutritious meal for our seniors not only on weekdays but 365 days a year. We recently entered a partnership with the SDA Homeless Ministries to bring Saturday lunch service to the Plowshares Dining Room. Your donations and support of the Empty Bowls event make these programs possible in support our work of compassionate service.

This event and the funds it raises are more crucial than ever in these days of transition for Plowshares, and any donation of special auction items that you might be able to offer would be appreciated. Appreciation for your support will be acknowledged in the media and during the event.

Purchase tickets online through our website by clicking TICKETS. You cal also purchase tickets through our office at 1346 S. State St, Mon–Fri 8-4 pm, or Mendocino Book Co. 102 S. School St. Tables may be reserved with purchase of 8 tickets ($600/table of 8).

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