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Hanna Boys volunteer in CERES program

<p align="left">A handful of Hanna Boys Center students recently began volunteering in a program devoted to helping deliver fresh wholesome foods to people facing serious illness. The initiative gives at-risk youth the chance to volunteer while developing their gardening, cooking and other food industry skills.</p>

<p align="left">The Ceres Community Project (ceresproject.org) is based in Sebastopol, but recently expanded with a pilot program in Sonoma Valley, largely on the strength of Hanna donating use of its kitchen facilities two days a week. The kitchen is staffed in part by Hanna boys with a desire to give of themselves while also learning valuable skills and life lessons under highly trained volunteer chefs and others connected to the CERES organization.</p>

<p align="left">Hanna high school senior Ray Nasholm is enthusiastic about all that the program offers. “I’ve learned to cook and it’s a good cause,” he said. “I’m glad to be able to prepare food for people who have cancer. I didn’t expect to be able to jump right in and start cooking, but I did. It’s cool how no one bickers. The kitchen is a happy place, and it is really fun. I’ve met a lot of nice people.”</p>

 


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