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We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and have served low-income and disadvantaged families for over 40 years. Community Action programs are designed to empower as well as provide opportunity to those who are not yet self-sufficient. Read More

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Head Start News:

Congressman Chris Collins Announces $2,800,426 In Federal Funding For The Community Action Of Orleans and Genesee

Feb 8, 2019 Press Release

Williamsville, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced $2,800,426 in federal funding for the Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Inc. The grant was awarded through the Head Start Projects Program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which promotes school readiness of children under five from low-income families.
 
The Head Start program supports children in growth and development through a variety of services depending on the needs of the local community. Their programs are based in centers and schools, but also in child care centers and family care homes. Children gain the access to early learning for school readiness, healthcare needs, and family well-being.
 
“Children are our future and this program ensures that the children of low-income families can get a jumpstart on their education before kindergarten.” said Congressman Chris Collins. “This funding solidifies this program in our community for years to come.”
 
The Community Action of Orleans and Genesee is a nonprofit organization that has served Western New York for over 40 years. This organization empowers and provides opportunity for those who are not yet self-sufficient. They work with programs, like Head Start, to provide short and long term goals for children and their parents in the community.
 
The Head Start program has serviced over a million children in every U.S. State and territory, and continues to support 1,700 public and private nonprofit and for-profit agencies that provide Head Start services.
 

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Thank you to the Albion FFA and local farms for donating 35,000 lbs of produce

The Albion FFA has once again donated 35,000 lbs of produce to contribute to our food pantry and to help the local churches and food pantries.  FFA advisor, Adam Krenning, coordinates this food drive every year with the help of FFA members and about 20 local farms.  The following local farms donated:

Triple G Farms- Potatoes

Root Brothers – Cabbage

Kludt Brothers – Squash

Nesbitt Fruit Farm – Apples

Orchard Dale Fruit Farm – Apples

Kreher’s – Eggs

Martin Farms – Squash

Jeff Partyka- Apples

CY Farms – Onions

Starowitz Farms – Cabbage

Torrey Farms – Onions and Potatoes

Panek Family Farm – Green Beans and Corn

Robert Colby/Colby Farms – Potatoes and Cabbage

Bittner Singer Orchards – Apples

Orleans County Farm Bureau – Hams

Mortellaro and Sons – Onions

Costanzo’s Bakery/Dale Root – Bread

Adam Kirby – Apples

Navarra’s Greenhouses – Crates

Call Farms – Potatoes

Poverty Hill Farms and Upstate Niagara – Butter

We are extremely thankful for this generous donation!  This will be used to serve over 450 families for Christmas baskets, and will be stored to be used in our food pantry in the months to come.  

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Bell Ringers Needed!!

The Salvation Army Logo Please donate your time to ring the bell this holiday season at Walmart, Sav-A-Lot, or Tops in Albion or Medina to raise money for the Salvation Army.  All money raised stays in Orleans County to provide emergency services to needy families.  Please contact Michelle at 589.5605 x105 to schedule a time.    

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