25,000 Meals
…and Counting

Beautiful, Delicious Healing Meals Prepared By Marin Teens For Neighbors In Crisis

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.

Beginning in April, we are located at the Community Action Marin kitchen in San Rafael’s Vineyard Business Park where, on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons teens from Marin middle and high schools gather to learn to build a healthy community around healthful food. There they don Ceres’ green aprons or chef coats they’ve earned, and under the direction of chef Trudy Schafer and volunteer adult chef mentors, they learn about the healing power of whole food and the value of a sustainable food system.

We are grateful to our supportive partners! Whole Foods Market donates food and provides meal bags, as well as supporting Ceres with a $1 donation from the sale of Ceres branded salads from the Deli case. Silk Road Teas, a San Rafael Company, has launched the Ceres Collection, a selection of premium organic teas that carry the Ceres message and help support our work with every purchase. Every week Gourmet Mushrooms donates beautiful mushrooms that add important nutrition to our clients’ meals.


Join Our Team

Volunteers are the heart of our program. Teens between 13 and 19 learn cooking skills. Experienced cooks mentor youth in the kitchen. Delivery Angels pick up the finished meals every Thursday evening and take them to homes from Sausalito to Novato to nourish our neighbors and relieve some of the stress of a serious illness. Others pick up food donations, help prep containers and pack meal bags, as well as helping to raise funds to support the program and promoting Ceres' good work throughout the community.

If you, or someone you know, would like to join our volunteer effort – our youth team on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons, or to deliver meals once or twice a month on Thursdays – please let us know. Click on one of the email addresses below and tell us how you'd like to help!



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Support our FREE Programs

These are free programs – free to our youth, and the meals we deliver are both free and delicious. But it takes your support to make it possible. We welcome your tax deductible donations at our address below or donate online by clicking the button (to go to our PayPal page).


Contact Information

For information on how you can join our Healing Meals program, volunteer, support, donate, or simply learn more, contact us:

For general information:

Linda Dovbish, Project Manager


To become a client:

Julie Burford, Program Manager


To become an adult volunteer:

Ann Wathen, Project Manager


To become a teen volunteer:

Richard Bernstein, Teen Coordinator

Ceres Community Project of Marin
PO Box 151049
San Rafael CA 94915-0149


Benefit concert for Ceres Marin

Beatlemania comes to Terrapin Crossroads
Thursday April 24

As of April 2 our new location is: 
Community Action Marin
Central Kitchen
4308 Redwood Highway, Suite 100 San Rafael, CA 94903


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our Generous Partners

Community Action Marin
Gourmet Mushrooms, Inc.
Green Gage Farm
Good Earth Natural Foods
Straus Family Creamery
Buddah Salt Company
Fischer Group


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Beatlemania comes to Terrapin Crossroads

Benefit concert for Ceres Marin

Beatles Tribute Band, The Sun Kings, will perform and be paying tribute to The Beatles' arrival in the U.S. at this 50th Anniversary concert.

The Sun Kings' ability to capture the vitality of the original music has gained them critical acclaim with Beatles purists and fans around the country.


Special guest, Michael Bluestein, keyboardist for Foreigner, will be performing and will also MC the event.  As a client of Ceres Marin, Bluestein received healing meals before, during and after his treatment.

Terrapin Crossroads, Grate Room
100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
8:00pm - 10:00pm
(doors open 7:00pm)
Price:  $35/advance & $50/door
* 16 years or older are welcome to attend


A picture ID must be presented with your ticket at the door.
Limited valet parking is available. 


Check them out - watch the video below!

The Sun Kings: Promo 2014


For additional information,  please contact Linda Dovbish at
415-488-5053 or at lindad@marin.ceresproject.org