Ceres Community Project
Ceres Community Project is a volunteer-driven, 501(c)(3) nonprofit that creates health for people, communities, and the planet through love, healing food, and empowering the next generation. Ceres delivers organic, medically tailored meals to community members with serious illness, teaches teens to grow, cook, and eat healthy food, provides nutrition education, and supports policy changes needed to address the root cause of illness and create innovative solutions. Since inception, Ceres’ youth and adult volunteers have assisted in growing 34,000+ pounds of organic produce and prepared over 736,800 organic meals provided free or at low cost to 4,100 families experiencing a health crisis. Today, Ceres operates three commercial kitchen sites in San Rafael, Santa Rosa and Sebastopol, as well as two organic production gardens in Santa Rosa and Sebastopol. We deliver meals directly to our clients’ doorsteps throughout Sonoma and Marin Counties.
The glassybaby white light fund grant will support the core youth and healing meals programs including these overarching goals to:
Provide organic whole food meals to low-income people with serious illness along with nutrition education and the caring support of the community to improve health outcomes, reduce health care costs and improve long-term eating habits.
Empower a generation of healthy, engaged leaders by giving youth opportunities to develop leadership and skills they need to be successful in life and work, and by fostering a deep understanding the impact their choices make on the health of people and planet.