Customers of Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Inc. –


The Board of Directors and staff of Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Inc. know the importance of providing high quality services to all of our Customers. By taking the 2021 Customer Satisfaction Survey you’ll  help us measure how we are currently doing and what we can do to improve in the future.  Please take a few minutes to tell us what service(s) you received and how we did.  This year you can take the survey on line at,  use the QR code attached or print out the attached paper copy and drop it off/send it to Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Inc.  409 East State Street, Albion NY. 14411, attention Melinda.

For a paper copy:  2021 Customer Satisfaction Survey- hard copy

We are hoping that by offering these choices everyone will be able to provide us with important feedback, no matter which program/services you use(d). This is primarily for service you received within the past year.

Thank you for helping us with this important survey!  What you think  matters to us!  Later in 2021 we will provide results on our website.

Congratulations Freddie Stewart!

On receiving the GLOW Women Rise 2021 GRIT Award!

THE GRIT AWARD acknowledges individuals in the community who exhibit tenacity, fearlessness, and spirit in their work advacating for an underrepresented group.

Freddie Stewart has worked for Head Start of Genesee-Orleans for 44 years, tirelessly providing comprehensive services to thousands of children and families in the region. She began this career as a parent, herself, being drawn to the Head Start philosophy of advancing racial and ethnic equity while developing a student’s literacy, social, mental, emotional, and physical skills. During her lifetime of service, Freddie has continually exemplified the Community Action mission of treating others with dignity and respect, stating, “I continue to serve Community Action’s Head Start program because it still holds onto the foundation of acceptance, of being more than just a philosophy of tolerance, but one of inclusion. Head Start continues to strive to provide comprehensive programing for low-income children and this charge is to be carried out always mindful that a person’s dignity remains intact whether you are guiding a child, or partnering with a parent or member of the community.”

Freddie continues to view her role of service to the children and parents a privilege. Head Start continues to stand, along with a few other “war on poverty” programs that provide needed support within our community. Throughout the years, Freddie has witnessed many changes and evolutions to the program and its goals and just as she did when she first began this journey, she continues to steadfastly exemplify a gentle tenacity and loving spirit as she shows up, cares, and continues to carry the progressive and inclusive message of Head Start forward.

For Orleans County Residents:

The final scheduled food distribution will be this Friday (6/25) beginning at about 8:30 a.m. at the Ridgeway fire hall at 11392 Ridge Rd., Medina.

The entrance will be on Horan Road and the line will be facing north (facing Ridge Road). Exit will be on to Ridge Road. People are asked to not block driveways. The distribution won’t start before 8 a.m.

The Office for the Aging, Community Action of Orleans & Genesee and Calvary Tabernacle Church in Medina and the Cornell Cooperative Extension have worked together to coordinate the distributions since April 2020.

“ We want to thank Foodlink and all the hosting sites – Community Action of Genesee & Orleans, Calvary Cupboard of Medina, and Cornell Cooperative Extension – for holding these events,” said Melissa Blanar, director of the Office for the Aging. “We could not have these events without the wonderful volunteers over the last 14 months that assisted with the distribution of the food boxes. If people are in need of food after these distributions end please contact your local food pantry for assistance.”

For Genesee County residents:

The Salvation Army in Partnership with Northgate Church will be hosting their final food box distribution on Monday June 28th at 2:00pm. The distribution will take place at the churches north campus located at 8160 Bank Street Road. This is a drive thru distribution. Be sure your trunk/hatch are cleared out for the volunteers to place the boxes in your vehicle. You will need a photo ID for each household you will be picking up for. There will be boxes of assorted fresh produce and boxes of assorted dairy items. The distribution will continue until the boxes are gone. When lining up ahead of time please do not block traffic and stay in your vehicle until it is time to proceed.
For More Info Contact: Todd L. Rapp, Operations Manager, Emergency Disaster Services Coordinator, The Salvation Army, Batavia and Genesee County
529 East Main Street, Batavia NY 14020
Office: (585) 343-6284 | Direct: (585) 536-0035
Facebook: The salvation Batavia NY

We’ll Meet You In The Park

​On Wednesday evenings this summer, bring your family and friends to the south-side lawn of Centennial Park for a live outdoor concert. It’s a chance for you to get outside and enjoy free, entertaining performances from an array of local musicians. All concerts are fully funded and open to music lovers of all ages. Light refreshments are available for purchase. Our gatherings are meant to be casual and entertaining; something for everyone to enjoy.

Dates: June 23rd and 30th, July 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and August 4th.

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