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Ceres Community Project
September 27, 2013

The impact Ceres is making in our community is amazing. I am a board member but I have also been delivering meals for over 4 years. Each and every week I see the gratitude first hand from our clients. We are truly making a difference in their lives not to mention the difference we are making in the lives of our teen volunteers. They are being empowered in so many ways. They are learning cooking and nutrition skills and they are witnessing what a difference their involvement is making in their community and in the lives of our clients.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Board Member

Ceres Community Project
June 28, 2011

I started as a delivery angel for Ceres and am still delivering organic, nutrient dense meals to our clients who are dealing with life threatening illnesses 2+ years later. It is one of the highlights of my week. Our clients are so grateful and I am so inspired by their courage and what a difference good nutrition makes in their recovery.

The teens chefs are also an amazing part of the Ceres project. Teens from high schools throughout our county come into our kitchen and with adult mentor chefs make this amazing food. The teens are learning the importance of good nutrition and cooking as well as how important it is to give back to the community. When a client comes into the kitchen to personally thank the teens for the meals it is a very moving experience for the teens.

The big hearts in this organization are amazing. Everyone from the staff, volunteers, and clients have very big hearts. It is what keeps me coming back for more. Spending time with amazing people, doing something that is truly helping people recover and reclaim their lives.

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

As someone who helps coordinate some of the delivery angels I am always so happy when I find out one of our delivery angels was a former client!

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

There are so many more people in need. There are 3,000 people diagnosed with cancer every year in our community and we are only serving the tip of the iceberg. I wish we had the capacity to feed more clients.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

I can't think of anything at this time.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Volunteering for Ceres makes me realize just what a difference nutrition can make in someone's life, not to mention how easy it is to spend a little time with our clients and open my heart and listen. I was afraid I would be too emotional to deliver food to our clients but I have found a strength while still being able to be warm and compassionate. I lost my father to cancer to 15 years ago so cancer does hit close to home.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I feel like part of a wonderful family- the Ceres family.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I deliver meals, I table at a lot of events, I do fund raising for Ceres and I am the secretary on the Board of Directors.

Ceres Community Project
June 19, 2010

Towards the end of 2008 I was reflecting on how I wanted to volunteer in the upcoming year. I realized I wanted to volunteer for an organization that fed my heart and soul. Lucky for me I found the Ceres Community Project and have been involved for the last 18 months. Being a delivery angel is so rewarding. To be in the presence of our clients, seeing their courage and listening to them open up about what they are dealing with is so heart warming and humbling. Our clients stay with us in our hearts and thoughts-they are amazing people. To hear time after time how our meals have literally saved their lives, allowed them to put their energy towards their healing. It's a blessing to be part of this project.

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

As a delivery angel I see our clients in many different phases of their illness. To see a client come through this & beat it knowing that the nutritious meals made by our teens & adults with such love has been part of this process-well it's simply amazing

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I am a Delivery Angel.