For the past 15+ years, a gentle voice and personality has patiently constructed a monthly schedule of meal preparation and delivery for families receiving Camarillo Hospice services. Hundreds of individuals and families have been the grateful recipients of hot, homemade meals due to her dedication to service and love of cooking.
Connie Farris was involved with her church, Padre Serra, in providing meals to parish members facing illness or other needs. She thought it would make a great addition for Camarillo Hospice families who are facing a life-limiting illness, and over the years, with her gentle guidance, cooks have prepared and delivered sometimes very complicated meals for hospice patients and their families. “To receive a hot meal cooked just for us was such a gift. And the volunteers who delivered them were such special people – they were often just as big a gift or even bigger!” A.M.
In addition to coordinating approximately 30 meals per month with up to 40 volunteers, Connie has coordinated the baking of enough cookies each December to take holiday platters to every patient enrolled at Camarillo Hospice.
Connie spends countless hours volunteering for Camarillo Hospice and Padre Serra Church, but the majority of her time she devotes herself to caring for her family. She is a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she and her family share many delightful times in the family kitchen! Connie also spent many months caring for her father until his recent passing in April, 2017.
We are extremely grateful for Connie's dedication and loving commitment to the Supper Club program at Camarillo Hospice. Without her passion for home-cooked food and care for the sick and lonely, we wouldn't be able to provide this wonderful service!