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    Olan Cox leads a pizza-making course with the Caring Kitchen teens

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    Delivery angels bring meals to our clients' homes

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    Beautiful fresh produce donations received in Summer 2020

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    Volunteers of all ages give their time to support people facing cancer

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Caring Kitchen Project

April Cunningham, Project Manager and Head Chef


Tel: (707) 467-3212


Our Cookbook is Here! 

Nourishing Community: Healing Recipes Made with Love tells the story of eight nonprofits, including NCO Caring Kitchen, working to transform their communities, one meal at a time. The members of the Ceres Affiliate Partner network train teen volunteers to prepare nourishing meals designed to meet the health needs of community members who are in treatment for serious illnesses like cancer. From Mendocino County and all across the US (and even in Denmark), comes a collection of more than 100 delicious, healthy recipes representing what our volunteers make and deliver to our clients each week. The recipes range from soups and salads to desserts and entrees, including vegetarian, poultry, seafood and beef selections. Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your family, or a friend who is ill, you’re sure to find inspiration and favorite new recipes in this new cookbook. Nourishing Community is filled with colorful photos, nutrition information, and helpful tips. The book makes a wonderful gift, with every purchase helping to financially support our work.

Order yours today or gift one to someone you love. 


Covid-19 update: 

At NCO’s Caring Kitchen Project we continue to follow the highest standards of sanitation and our clients’ health continues to be our utmost concern. Please know that...

Now more than ever, NCO’s Caring Kitchen is a vital service. We are committed to providing access to organic, nourishing meals for our clients. Together we will take care of each other and build a healthier, stronger community!

Donate Today!

During this outbreak, our clients need us more than ever. Help us care for them and respond to the many new calls for service we are receiving from medical providers.  The people we serve are mostly over 65 and all have serious health conditions. They are…

Our nourishing meals allow clients to manage their health conditions and stay healthy at home, away from exposure to COVID-19 and out of impacted hospitals. In short, we need to expand our services.  Can you help us extend our reach?

Your simple gesture will help us spread love, generosity and gratitude during this crisis.  $40 provides 4 nourishing, organic meals. $80 pays for additional groceries or meals to cover a client’s full nutritional needs for a week. Please give whatever you can right now so we can be there for our community – every donation, little or big, counts. Donate Today by clicking the button on the upper right hand side of this page, or by mailing a check to:

The Caring Kitchen
413 N. State Street
 Ukiah, CA 95482.



Chronic diseases account for the four leading causes of death in Mendocino County, with cancer (including lung cancer) and heart disease causing over 50% of all deaths, followed by stroke and chronic lower respiratory diseases. Prevention is key, and experiencing healthier living through quality, vegetable-rich meals is just what the Caring Kitchen Project is all about.



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