Cornell Cooperative Extension Collaborating with Chautauqua Health Network

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (May 12, 2023) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County is excited to collaborate with Chautauqua Health Network on a grant focused on creating healthy schools and communities.

Over the last several months Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County and Chautauqua Health Network have been visiting with local food pantries and learning about what types of foods are available, how the system works, how pantries refer clients with needs besides food, and creating relationships with managers, volunteers, and staff.

This collaboration is extremely excited to host a networking meeting on Thursday May 18th at 1:30pm. All community feeding program staff and volunteers from Chautauqua County are invited and welcomed. The meeting will highlight some best practices in food pantries, our findings from the pantry visits, sharing what we were able to accomplish with grant funds, and encourage a welcoming and open networking opportunity. We hope the outcome of this event will be pantries creating connections and working together to strengthen the wonderful work that all community feeding programs do in Chautauqua County.

The meeting will be held at Jamestown Community College (Jamestown Campus) in the Carnahan Center room 123. A free lunch is provided for all attendees so registration is appreciated. To register for this networking event please contact Jabneel Dunn, Community Health Outreach Coordinator, at, Cassandra Skal, CCE Agriculture Program Coordinator, at or 716-664-9502 ext. 202, or Mary Ryder, SNAPED Educator, at

CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Last updated May 15, 2023