Generous grant received from Northern NY Community Foundation

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Thanks to the generosity of donors devoted to helping to enhance the quality of life in our community, we received a grant in the amount of $1,500 from Northern New York Community Foundation. Thanks to this donation our selves continue to be stocked with nutritious food, including a variety of canned vegetables, pasta, protein and soup. 

Our pantry at Community Action Planning Council receives financial support from a variety of sources, including the Food Bank of Central New York, the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and the Northern New York Community Foundation, as well as donations and food drives coordinated by area businesses and individuals.

The Food Pantry at Community Action Planning Council has been able to provide food packages equivalent to 153,416 meals from October 2018 to Sept 2019.

Visitors to the food pantry are provided with a five-day supply of food (three meals per day) for each member of the household. Food packages contain a variety of food items in keeping with nutrition guidelines from the Food Bank of Central New York. For more information about the food pantry or other Community Action services, please contact 315.782.4900, extension 222.

Small business owners step up to support Early Childhood Professionals

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Now in its 4th year, the Early Childhood Professionals (ECP) program has released the 2020 list of participating businesses. Each one of these partners has offered incentives like discounts and specials, to any person working in Registered or Licensed child care with an ECP card. They recognize that everyone in a community benefits from a strong early care and learning system.

This year, cards are also available to teachers in school district-funded PreK classrooms. The youngest learners are the most affected by high quality settings and qualified staff.

ECP program is an initiative of Community Action Planning Council and supports the work of the North Country Alliance for Early Childhood Education B-8 to ensure all children are supported and are ready for school, career, and community life.

For more information, please call 315-782-4900 ext. 237