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Ceres Community Project
She launched Ceres Community Project in 2007 as a one day a week volunteer project and has grown it to a $2.5 million budget with 3 program sites in the Bay Area and a global network with programs based on Ceres’ model operating in 12 US communities and Denmark. Cathryn is a founding member of the California Food is Medicine Coalition which is currently implementing a three-year statewide medical nutrition pilot for MediCal patients with congestive heart failure. In 2012 she received a Silver Jefferson Award for Public Service, one of only 5 awarded in the San Francisco Bay region, and was a national finalist for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Community Health Leaders Award. In 2013 she received the Leader in Sustainability Award from the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy. She was a finalist for the James Irvine Leadership Award in 2015 and was named the Red Cross Adult Humanitarian Hero for Northern California. She was named one of 25 CNN Heroes in 2016.