The Northern New York Community Foundation and Cornell Cooperative Extension are awarding the St. Lawrence Central Garden Club in Brasher Falls and the Canton Golden Bear Packs Program funding as part of the foundation’s “Adopting Healthy Habits” initiative.
The St. Lawrence Central Garden Club’s aim is to increase access to fruits and vegetables for at-risk middle school students.
The Canton Golden Bear Packs Program will purchase healthy and nutritious foods for at-risk youth over school weekends and holiday breaks.
The grants program is centered on collaborating with agencies, organizations and schools to increase nutrition and physical activity and combat obesity. The Community Foundation approved a grant of $10,000 last year to support and partner with Cornell Cooperative Extension on this initiative.
Cooperative Extension will assist each agency and school district with implementation and evaluation of its project or program. Projects will be under way this spring