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What I Do and Why It Matters - Rebecca Crumrine

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Rebecca Crumrine, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—Education Program Coordinator

“I work with partners, such as schools, food pantries, early childhood centers, and coalitions, to help affect change at a policy, systems, and environmental level so the underserved populations in our counties can sustain a better diet and physical activity routine as well as have improved access to fresh, healthy foods.”

Rebecca joined the Illinois Extension team in 2017 as an instructor in Peoria County. In 2019 she transitioned to the program coordinator role serving Fulton, Mason, Peoria, and Tazewell Counties.


  • B.M. Vocal Performance from Bradley University
  • M.M. Vocal Performance from Illinois State University


  • Mason County Mission of Hope Food Pantry               
  • Tazewell County Health Department      
  • U of I College of Medicine—Peoria                                     
  • Fulton County Head Start


  • Healthy Eating Active Living            
  • Early Childhood Forum                 
  • Fulton County Social Services                
  • Mason County Coordinating Council
  • Pekin Outreach Initiative                         
  • All Our Kids Network
  • Food Pantry Network-HOI                            
  • Regional Fresh Food Council


I love the fact that my job helps to make a tangible difference in the lives of those around me. While I was an instructor, I would hear: “Miss Rebecca I went home and had my mom buy us some cauliflower so I can bring it to school as a snack!” In my new position, I am part of groups that are doing research to see the work we are doing translated into real changes. This is a job I get to work that does make a difference daily in our communities.



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