Ceres’ Marin project has been creating a healthy community around whole, sustainable food since the fall of 2010. They do it by bringing local teens into the kitchen, connecting them with healthy food knowledge and real cooking skills, and giving them a chance to learn and to give back to their larger community. They’ve prepared thousands of delicious, nourishing, free meals that sustain Marin families who are struggling with the challenges of serious illness such as cancer. Each week colorful meal bags are packed with these carefully crafted meals and delivered by caring volunteers to Marin client families.
On Wednesday and Thursday afternoons teens from Marin middle and high schools gather there to learn to build a healthy community around the preparation of healthy food. Chef Trudy Schafer mentors the students along with a staff of volunteers. Angel Island Company is proud to be a community sponsor of Ceres Marin. We donate $1 of every Classic Turkey Sandwich purchased at The Angel Island Cafe as well as sponsor an annual volunteer party on the island. We also create opportunities for our employees to give back volunteer hours at the community kitchen in San Rafael. Ceres Marin is helping families in need every week but also mentoring our county teenagers creating a world view that will follow them throughout their lives. Please visit www.marin.ceresproject.org for more information, to donate or volunteer.