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MURPHY-GOODE WINERY AWARDS $25,000 "REALLY GOOD CAUSE" PRIZE TO CERES COMMUNITY PROJECT OF SEBASTOPOL
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Sep 27, 2023, 5:00 AM ET
SONOMA COUNTY, Calif., Sept. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Murphy-Goode Winery announced in April 2023 its new "Goode" campaign, A Really Goode Cause, that sought three non-profit organizations to each receive a $25,000 donation for supporting their local communities, all in the name of sharing some "goode." Following a three-month nomination-based search and submission review process, Murphy-Goode has selected the Ceres Community Project as one of three recipients of A Really Goode Cause.
Based in Sebastopol, Calif, the Ceres Community Project delivers prepared organic and medically tailored meals to community members that are inhibited from grocery shopping or cooking due to severe illness. Ceres Community Project was nominated by local food delivery volunteer Matthew Geer of Sebastopol, who as part of the Really Goode Cause will be awarded a separate $10,000 for his winning submission.
"I knew that Ceres would be a perfect choice for the Really Goode Cause nomination because as an organization they do incredible work," Geer said. "They prepare organic food for people in need, delivering medically designed meals to their doorstep no matter where they live in Sonoma or Marin Counties."
"Ceres is the only organization in the county, other than its own affiliates, committed to using 100 percent organic food in their prepared meal service, along with an integrated chef training program at the center of its production model," Ceres Founder and CEO Cathryn Couch said. "Our alumni carry the lessons they gain into their everyday lives: eating healthy, cook from scratch, giving back to their communities. Nearly 60 percent of our culinary alumni go on to study and work in related fields from public health or nutrition and medicine to sustainable agriculture and culinary."
The $25,000 donation will ensure that five community members who are living on very low incomes while also facing a serious health challenge like cancer or heart disease have beautiful, delicious and nourishing meals for a full year on behalf of Ceres.
Matthew Geer commented, "The first person I told when my video was selected was my lovely wife, Carie. Not only was she the original reason that I started working with Ceres, but she was also the person who initially encouraged me to make the submission video. I'll donate some of the $10,000 award to Ceres and other groups that support cancer patients. I'll also take my wife on a camping trip with our two dogs to thank her for all her help for making this possible."
About Murphy-Goode Winery
Welcome to the Goode life. Founded in Sonoma County in 1985 in a spirit of love and friendship by Tim Murphy, Dale Goode and Dave Ready Sr., Sonoma County's own Murphy-Goode Winery crafts some of California's best wines without taking itself too seriously. The story lives on today under the Jackson Family Wines portfolio, continuing a tradition based on a shared appreciation of friendship, hard work, a wicked sense of humor and, of course, a good bottle of wine. Murphy-Goode offers high quality wines from some of California's great growing regions with the approachable and inviting attitude of Sonoma County. Murphy-Goode is never pretentious, is often irreverent and is about having fun. Because of its consistent quality, the brand has become a favorite wine for consumers everywhere. For more information, www.MurphyGoodeWinery.com, and follow Murphy-Goode on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @MurphyGoodeWine.
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