Ceres Community ProjectLoan provided by the Social Investment Fund and grant provided by the Local Food Capital Collaborative Sebastopol, CA ceresproject.org
The Ceres Community Project is committed to creating healthy people, communities, and a healthy planet. Ceres is a non-profit which prepares and delivers free, healthy, and organic meals to residents dealing with the stress and challenges of a serious illness. Involving young people as volunteer gardeners and chefs, teenagers learn how healthy food makes an impact in the community. COVID-19 Impact: Ceres is navigating how to preserve these impactful programs, but also how to expand to meet the increased need caused by the COVID-19 crisis by providing meals to high-risk populations sheltering in place. At the same time, the important volunteer community that helps to do this work, has decreased by 60% and they are losing income due to the lack of classes and catering.