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City Harvest partners with students from P226M to combat food insecurity and celebrate World Autism Awareness Day


Apr 2, 2024

This morning, City Harvest in Sunset Park welcomed students from P226M to address food insecurity and mark World Autism Awareness Day. P226M operates a transition program for students aged 18-22 with diverse learning abilities from across the city.

Throughout the year, City Harvest hosts these students, who pack fresh produce to donate to food pantries and individuals in need across New York. This initiative not only helps combat hunger but also imparts valuable skills to the students.

According to Sarah Aiken, a special education teacher at P226M, the event serves a dual purpose. Students gain skills such as self-advocacy, counting, seeking assistance, and social interaction. Olivia McMahon, senior manager of volunteer programs at City Harvest, expressed enthusiasm about partnering with different communities on special occasions like World Autism Awareness Day.

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