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Kate Winter

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Ceres Community Project
June 28, 2011

I underwent a three-month course of chemotherapy a few months after a bilateral mastectomy. Ceres brought meals and snacks to my home, prepared with my condition and dietary needs in mind, and food for my vegan partner as well. Every single person at Ceres that interacted with me and my partner was exceptionally kind, caring, informed, and helpful. And when I realized that the food had been prepared after-school by teen volunteers who were interested in learning how to cook and eat healthily, I was nourished not only by the food but also by the concept and execution of this wonderful service. In addition to being a client served, I am also a donor and intend to become a volunteer for this remarkable service organization. I hope it will become a model for other communities to emulate and build upon -- it is much needed in every locality.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

See above -- Ceres is located in Sebastopol CA.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

... provide permanent facilities and an expanded staff, to grow the number of families that can be served in our locality, as well as to create materials to help other communities start their own local version of this invaluable service.

More feedback

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Several word-of-mouth sources -- friends and health practitioners.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I was already quite aware of dietary issues related to life with cancer. Ceres reinforced my thinking and practice in this regard, and put me in touch with yet more resources and ideas. For others less aware, and for the teens that prepare the food, this service truly can be a huge eye-opener, with results that reach far beyond the 12 weeks that food is provided for free.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Client Served & See above -- I was a recipient of Ceres' food provision.