Church and Community Program

Agency and Placement Location: 7 Main Street, Canton, NY 13617 (1 mile from campus – downtown)

Transportation: Students must have a personal car to transport themselves or work together to coordinate transportation with other students attending placement.

Mission: The Church & Community Program (C&CP) was established in 1974 by members of several congregations in a cooperative effort to respond to needs of local residents by utilizing resources of both the Canton area churches and community (website). 


  • Computer project (database and reference list)
  • Hands-on helping with food pantry
  • Recipe project (nutrition education based on products available in pantry/cookbook for pantry families by pantry families)
  • Thrift shop (inspecting and tagging clothes, designing window displays, helping customers)
  • Update volunteer manual
  • Assist with maintaining website (

Required Dress, Paperwork, Training:

  • Confidentiality agreement
  • Shadow to learn food points
  • No flip-flops


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