In 2006, Cathryn Couch was working as a chef, making home-delivery meals for clients. According to NPR, One day, a friend called and asked: Did Couch have any cooking jobs for her teenage daughter? She didn’t, but the friend persisted. So Couch eventually came up with a project: making meals and delivering them to a local homeless center. In 2007, the Ceres Community Project was born. That first year, 21 volunteers made 4,500 meals. By 2015, the program involved 400 volunteers who prepared more than 90,000 meals.