Ceres Community Project

CIMG0581 - Version 2 pureed red beet soup with cashew cream heart

On Feb 13, my friend’s first meal was delivered from Ceres Project, which delivers free weekly meals for people with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses for three months. This profound kindness is only one of the important ways Ceres Project is improving the world and individual’s lives. They also take recipient’s dietary requirements into account (gluten-free, for example); and use whole, health-promoting, organic, seasonal food, sourced from local farms, farmer’s markets and Whole Foods Market. Ceres chefs also teach teens, who prepare the food, how to cook delicious nutritious meals.

Even kindergarteners are involved by making inspiring cards for clients. This is from Max and my friend says, Thank you, Max!

CIMG0674 - Version 2

Cancer and its treatment is challenging for anyone as well as a person’s family/caretaker so the primary cook gets a much needed break from the daily grind of doing all the shopping, meal prep and normal clean up, with restaurant-quality meals prepared not only for the client but also for the immediate family/caretaker.

I’m told every bite was delicious! So their health was nourished, spirits raised and their minds and bodies could relax for the night.

Valentine’s Day inspired my friend’s first Ceres meal and proved one of the most loving valentines ever created. In addition to the pureed beet soup they received:

CIMG0591 - Version 2 (arugula salad with watermelon radishes and blood orange dressing)

CIMG0597 - Version 2 (heart-shaped turkey meatloaves with unsweetened tomato jam)

CIMG0601 - Version 2 (sauteed red chard with blood oranges)

and as a special Valentine’s Day treat

CIMG0588 - Version 2 (dairy- and gluten-free chocolate cranberry bread pudding sweetened with a touch of maple syrup)

To learn more, or to volunteer, or provide a tax-deductible donation please contact Ceres Project (PO Box 1562, Sebastopol, CA; 707.829.5833). If you know someone in Sonoma or Marin who is being treated for cancer, please let them know about Ceres Project. Hopefully people in other areas will be inspired to create similar services in their communities.

Wishing you all health and support when needed.

By Elizabeth

elizabethweaver.wordpress.com

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