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30 Days of Giving – Day 2: Erie CC Cook-Off for Kidneys

Erie Community College student chefs at the Great Western New York Kidney Bean Cook-Off.

SUNY Erie Community College Culinary Arts students did their part to help out the Kidney Foundation of Western NY. This organization addresses the needs of community awareness and patient support in western NY centered on kidney disease. The Kidney Foundation hosts a variety of events through the year to raise funding and awareness.

This November, ECC students competed in the Great Western New York Kidney Bean Cook-Off.  Here they were required to create recipes using kidney beans as one of the ingredients, with one catch – no chili! It was a challenge they were ready to take on. After a night filled with fun, creativity and tasty treats, celebrity guest judges awarded the teams for their fan favorite dishes! Overall, this was a unique service-learning challenge to benefit the Kidney Foundation of WNY and those suffering from kidney disease in the area.


30 Days of Giving 2017:

  1. Day 1: Shopping with a Smile
  2. Day 2: Erie Community College Cook-Off for Kidneys
  3. Day 3: Stony Brook Medicine Helps in Puerto Rico
  4. Day 4: A Day of Service at Onondaga CC
  5. Day 5: New Paltz Students Make a Difference
  6. Day 6: Buffalo State College Dares to Care
  7. Day 7: Niagara County CC Students Lend A Hand for Thanksgiving
  8. Day 8: Old Westbury Helps Haiti
  9. Day 9: A Day of Service at SUNY Potsdam
  10. Day 10: Helping Animals at Hudson Valley Community College
  11. Day 11: FIT Students Help the Homeless
  12. Day 12: Morrisville Athletes Go Local For Service
  13. Day 13: SUNY Poly Gives Back Throughout the Region
  14. Day 14: SUNY Oswego Honors Those Battling Ovarian Cancer
  15. Day 15: Brockport Students Volunteer at Thanksgiving
  16. Day 16: SUNY ESF Sends Acorns to Action
  17. Day 17: Doors Open at the Columbia-Greene Community College Giving Closet

    Written by Sarah Petrak

    Sarah Petrak is a student assistant with the Office of Communications and New Media for SUNY System Administration. She is a studying Public Policy at the University at Albany.




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