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Review for Ceres Community Project, Sebastopol, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I applaud Ceres Community project and it is an honor to be part of this community. The staff are caring, thoughtful, creative and respectful of each other, clients and volunteers. The Leadership Team strives to nurture a positive, respectful and innovative culture while being excellent stewards of all financial funds received.

Role:  Board Member

Review for Ceres Community Project, Sebastopol, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am honored to be a board member for Ceres Community Project. It is our mission to restore locally-grown, organic whole food to its place as the foundation of health. We do this by educating people about the connection between what we eat and our health and we do that by:

- providing nourishing whole foods meals to individuals and families dealing with serious illness; we have provided 82,000 free meals over the past four years to people with cancer and other life threatening illnesses

- bringing teenagers into the kitchen to volunteer as our program’s chefs so they can learn to cook and eat healthy foods while making a meaningful contribution to our community. Each week they prepare more than 500 beautiful, delicious and nourishing free meals;

- offering a wide range of classes, lectures and our Nourishing Connections Cookbook to help everyone in our community make healthier food choices.

- replicating our model around the country to make a national impact in addition to our local impact.

Since Ceres Community Project began in 2007, more than 350 young people from at least twenty-five Sonoma County schools have volunteered over 9,000 hours in our kitchen. Working together, these amazing teens have prepared over 80,000 meals for nearly 400 local families.

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

working with volunteers and interacting with clients that tell me what Ceres has done and meant for them.

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

find more donors, provide more training for staff and volunteers

Role:  Board Member & Serve on the board of directors, on the human resource committee and am co-chair of the annual fundraising dinner.