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Help Ceres Build a New Kitchen: Youth Prepare 40,000 Meals for Families Facing Cancer

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CERES COMMUNITY PROJECT via Crowdrise
November 01, 2015

Because of you, we did it! We can't thank you enough for your generosity and support of Ceres Community Project. Thank you.  See more

THE STORY:

Your donation will help us outfit our newest kitchen, in Santa Rosa, where  youth will gain skills as they cook 40,000 meals a year for low-income families facing a serious illness like cancer.

In February 2016, Ceres will bring our powerful youth development program to Social Advocates for Youth’s new Dream Center campus in Santa Rosa. Ceres Community Project provides culinary training and nutrition education to teens who in turn, cook healthy, nourishing meals for community members facing a serious illness like cancer.  

Find out more about Ceres Community Project

Ceres is teaming up with Social Advocates for Youth, a leader in Sonoma County that provides emergency and transition housing, counseling and job training for the youth who need us most. These are young people who – for a variety of reasons – haven’t had the care or support they need or deserve.

Find out more about Social Advocates for Youth

It all starts with a kitchen. A kitchen where young people in the SAY program will learn to cook and eat healthy meals,  gain skills to get and keep that important first job and have a safe place to discover their power to make a difference for someone in need.

Find out more about Ceres Dream Kitchen

 

What are you helping us buy?

Commercial grade equipment for our newest kitchen, along with the pots, pans, bowls, blenders, food processors, and utensils needed to expand our services in Sonoma County. Including…

$15 will buy- Cutting Board

We need a dozen National Food Standards approved cutting boards to serve as a steady platform for teens to safely learn knife skills as they chop, dice and julienne!

$30 will buy- 40 qt Bowl

This will hold 80 servings of salad!

$125 will buy- 5 Gallon Salad Spinner

A little bigger than the one you have at home! We will use this to wash and dry tons of fresh herbs, arugula, spinach and other leafy greens, filled with antioxidants to spice up our clients meals.

$500 will buy - Vitamix Blender

Used to blend up creamy, delicious soups, perfect for a comforting, warm meal on a rainy day.

$1,200 will buy- Prep Sink

Thousands of fresh, organic vegetables will be washed and prepped to create nutritious, savory delicacies.

$3,000 will buy – 

Where we’ll blanch thousands of servings of fresh organic vegetables, and make hundreds of gallons of soups each year like Carrot Ginger Cashew, Creamy Broccoli, Miso with Soba Noodles and Mushrooms, Indian Lentil & Beet with Coconut Milk

$8,000 will buy- Convection Oven

For baking off thousands of Beet Burgers, Oven-Fried Buttermilk Chicken, Turkey Loaf, Cauliflower Cheese Pie, Frittatas, Rosemary Roasted Salmon and all the other yummy and nourishing food we make.

$11,200 will buy- Walk-in Refrigerator

500 sq foot walk-in refrigerator for sorting all the produce and perishable items we use and the meals that are ready-to-be delivered to our clients...Also, perfect for cooling off on a hot day!

$16,300 will buy - 30 Gallon Tilting Skillet

Super large sauté/braising pan that you can tilt in order to pour out ingredients. We can cook 18 whole chickens in this overnight! The best way to make a perfect chicken curry or a large batch of our Immune Broth. 

Questions? E-mail us!

Thank you again for your generosity and commitment!

$41,513

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    $200

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    $100

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    $50

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    $55

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    $200

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    $1,000

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    $100

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    $500

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119% Raised of $35,000 Goal

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WHAT ARE YOU HELPING US DO AT
THE SAY DREAM CENTER?

 

- Create an after-school program where youth volunteers prepare over 40,000 meals a year for low-income families strugglling with the dual challenges of poverty and a serious illness.

- Provide 12 week culinary job training program and possible credit at Santa Rosa Junior College

- Provice on-the-job training in both food preparation and customer service for teens in our

- Expanded catering program

- Dream Center Cafe

- Support a youth-run organic garden providing fresh produce for our kitchen

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

 

We can't thank you enough and are overjoyed to include you in the Ceres Community

The Team: $41,513 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

CERES COMMUNITY PROJECT

Amount Raised

$21,791

 

62% Raised of $35,000 Goal

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Cathryn Couch

Amount Raised

$6,165

 

206% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Friday Ceres Teens

Amount Raised

$3,775

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Wednesday Team

Amount Raised

$2,200

 

110% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Samantha Wyman

Amount Raised

$1,735

 

174% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Deborah Kraft

Amount Raised

$1,577

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Tuesday Ceres Teens

Amount Raised

$1,170

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Tina Green

Amount Raised

$1,115

 

56% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

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Donation Match

DONATION: $138

3 years ago

Susan & Kenneth Churchill

Susan & Kenneth Churchill

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Paula & Robert Brent

Paula & Robert Brent

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

Lauri, Michael, Jonah & Scout Boese

Lauri, Michael, Jonah & Scout Boese

DONATION: $200

For all the wonderful Ceres does in our community! 3 years ago

Janet DePree

Janet DePree

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Ted and Dave Sampson

Ted and Dave Sampson

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Sandy Eastoak

Sandy Eastoak

DONATION: $20

3 years ago