|RP honors Ceres Project
The Rohnert Park City Council at its meeting on June 10 presented a Certificate of Recognition to Margaret Howe, Associate Director of the Ceres Community Project
The council honored the nonprofit organization for the community service they provide to Marin and Sonoma County communities.
Ceres’ integrated Healing Meals for Healthy Communities program engages teens as volunteer gardeners and chefs giving them direct, hands-on experience and promotes awareness of the difference that fresh, healthy foods and community service make in building life, work-ready and leadership skills.
The free or low-cost, nutrient-rich meals they prepare – 88,000 in 2014 – are delivered to individuals and families in Sonoma and Marin counties who are dealing with serious illnesses such as cancer.
Ceres also offers classes designed to educate the broader community about the connection between healthy food, strong social networks, healing and wellness.
In 2014, Ceres will engage more than 400 young people from more than 50 schools to provide 18,000 hours of service. The youth will learn about healthy eating and how providing service to people in need benefits not only the recipients but fosters a generosity and expansiveness of spirit within.
“The Ceres Community Project is a great example of the amazing things that an organization can accomplish when people come together,” RP Vice Mayor Amy Ahanotu said. “Rohnert Park is pleased to recognize their valuable contributions to the Community.”