Ceres Community Project (Aired: December 27, 2019)

Ceres supports primarily low-income people struggling because of a serious health challenge with free and low-cost, home-delivered, nourishing organic meals, nutrition education and the caring support of the community. Research shows healthy meal support is a low-cost “upstream” investment that significantly improves health outcomes and lowers health care costs. Their program reduces social isolation and leads to significant long-term changes in eating habits – which means healthier people and fewer illnesses in the future.

All the meals Ceres provides are prepared by youth ages 14 and up who volunteer in the ¾ acre food production garden and three commercial kitchen sites in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Ceres’ expert mentors give teens the opportunity to learn to cook and eat for health, gain the skills to be successful at school and work, develop leadership, become change-makers in their community, and discover the joy of giving back. The average youth works at Ceres for a year and many for much longer. Two youth serve as voting members on our board of directors and all of our youth are authentically engaged in planning and decision-making throughout the organization.

Ceres also educates the whole community about the vital importance of a diet based on healthy organic and locally produced foods, and provide the knowledge, skills and inspiration for people to make and maintain real change in how they eat.

To learn more, visit ceresproject.org.

Ceres is hiring!

Ceres Kitchen
7351 Bodega Ave
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Ceres Garden
1005 Gravenstein Hwy
Sebastopol, CA  95472

Ceres Community Project
P.O. Box 1562
Sebastopol, CA 95473
(707) 829-5833

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