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MS Students Give Back to Community

Last Friday, the Middle School welcomed a special guest in honor of Columbia Cares Day — Kira Garfinkel from West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH) — before coming together to participate in a morning of service. Mr. Garfinkel began by taking students and faculty on a tour of WSCAH’s history. He touched on how the emergency food provider was the first to create a supermarket-style food pantry and the ways in which their efforts have expanded over the years so they can help as many people as possible. Now more than ever, due to COVID-19 exacerbating food insecurity, organizations such as WSCAH are critical to ensuring all New Yorkers have access to healthy food. Currently, they are running their annual WSCAH Turkey Challenge in hopes of feeding 7,000 families this Thanksgiving. To donate, please click here. After Mr. Garfinkel’s visit, students helped those in need by putting together 59 greeting cards, 300 utensil kits and 400 sandwiches. 

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