Enriching & Connecting Communities

All across New York State, Cornell Cooperative Extension is working hard in your community. From food and nutrition to economic vitality to environmental and social resilience, CCE is dedicated to improving the lives of the people we serve. This blog is a showcase of that good work. For more information about how CCE works in your region, visit our main site.

Reflections on COVID-19 and SNAP-Ed: Making Lemons Into Lemonade

This is a personal essay by Nutrition Educator Sarah Martin and Nicole Maline, Program Manager SNAP-Ed Erie County. Submit your reflections on work during COVID-19 here. In the last quarter of 2019, the Northwestern region SNAP-Ed team delivered almost 400 in-person programs to over 5000 participants. From Buffalo Public Schools to the Medina Library, we… Read more Reflections on COVID-19 and SNAP-Ed: Making Lemons Into Lemonade

4-H Camp Beechwood keeps kids connected during social distancing

This is a guest post submitted by CCE Wayne County 4-H Team Leader Jessica Spence. Visit the submissions page to submit a guest post for the Extension Works blog, and to be featured in Extension Insider. 4-H Camp Beechwood, nestled along the Maxwell Creek and the beautiful shoreline of Lake Ontario at Beechwood State Park,… Read more 4-H Camp Beechwood keeps kids connected during social distancing

Farmers-to-Families Food Box Giveaways connect WNY families to fresh and nutritious produce

CCE educators in Niagara and Orleans County are working tirelessly to provide community members with fresh and nutritious food—straight from the farm to families in need. For the past month, they’ve orchestrated food box giveaways, providing free 20 lb. boxes of produce to county residents. To date, over 7,200 boxes have been given to Western… Read more Farmers-to-Families Food Box Giveaways connect WNY families to fresh and nutritious produce

Sullivan Fresh Market-on-the-Move delivers meals, hope

CCE Sullivan County Program Managers Martin Colavito and Thomas Bosket have been working hard to ensure folks stay fed despite the kinks in the food supply chain and food access. In partnership with Sullivan Allies Leading Together (SALT), area school districts, the County’s Emergency Community Assistance Center, and others, Colavito and Bosket have been sweeping… Read more Sullivan Fresh Market-on-the-Move delivers meals, hope