Healing Meals Community Project

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Hartford Courant Names HMCP a “Hometown Hero”

Hometown Heroes: ‘Delivery Angels’ Brings Meals To Those In Crises

“Healing Meals cooks 100 percent organic meals for families dealing with a health crisis. The meals are prepared by 40 volunteers between the ages of 14 and 24.

At the helm of it all is Sarah Leathers, a Simsbury native who took a leap of faith last November when she quit her job as a marketing professional to launch the nonprofit and serve as its executive director.

The organization is an affiliate of the Ceres Community Project, founded in California in 2007 by Leathers’ sister, Cathryn Couch, who was recently named a Hometown Hero by CNN.

Since Healing Meals began cooking in March, it has served more than 2,900 meals for 23 families in the greater Farmington Valley, and has delivered to families in places as far as Manchester, Glastonbury and Torrington.

Leathers, a certified health and wellness coach, carefully plans each week’s menu and crafts recipes, such as beet burgers and healthy immune broth. Once a week, youth volunteers prepare the meals before they’re packaged — each with ‘Get Well’ notes and delivered by Healing Meals’ ‘Delivery Angels.'” Read More …