Veggie Van in Niagara Falls
Image by Marc Ducharme

CCE's Veggie Van visits Niagara Falls

Creating Healthy Communities

Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC), funded by the NYS Department of Health, is a five year grant effort utilizing a coordinated, multi-sector approach to increase demand for and access to healthy, affordable foods and opportunities for daily physical activity to reduce the risk of chronic disease in high-need communities and school districts. CHSC of CCE Niagara works with the Niagara Falls and Lackawanna school districts and communities.

Creating Healthy Communities Initiatives: Year One

  • Assessing corner stores for healthy food initiatives in each community
  • Working with employers and employees to create healthier work environments
  • Establishing a Complete Streets Coalition in each community
  • Establishing Veggie Van distribution sites in one or both communities
  • Completing a feasibility study for a farmer’s market in Lackawanna

Last updated July 26, 2019