City Harvest hosts students from P226M to fight food insecurity, recognize World Autism Awareness Day

City Harvest in Sunset Park hosted students from P226M this morning to fight food insecurity and to recognize World Autism Awareness Day.

News 12 Staff

Apr 2, 2024, 4:48 PM

Updated 103 days ago

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City Harvest in Sunset Park hosted students from P226M this morning to fight food insecurity and to recognize World Autism Awareness Day.
P226M runs a transition program for students from around the city who are ages 18-22 with various learning abilities.
City Harvest hosts the students throughout the year. Students are tasked with packing produce to be donated to food pantries and New Yorkers in need of a helping hand.
Educators say the event is two-fold. Not only do the students help fight hunger, but they also learn valuable skills.
"Self advocacy, counting, asking for help, social skills of greeting a supervisor," said Sarah Aiken, a special education teacher with P226M.
"It's amazing. We love celebrating all different communities, and we are so happy to partner with them on such a special day," said Olivia McMahon, senior manager of volunteer programs for City Harvest.​
To learn how to get involved yourself, visit Volunteer - City Harvest.


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