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Individuals with autism giving back to their community

Last fall, clients and staff from Autism Society, Newfoundland Labrador invited Bridges to Hope to join them while harvesting potatoes to help reduce the effects of poverty on individuals and families in our community. Potatoes harvested were used in food hampers and in cooking programs at Bridges to Hope.

(From left) Megan Marshall Transitions program co-ordinator;  Jonathan Lake, program participant; Mandy Wilson, program assistant;  Ryan Drover,  program participant;  Heather Elliott, executive director of Bridges to Hope; Chad Coombs, pantry co-ordinator,  Bridges to Hope.

It was the second year that Transitions Program clients have volunteered with Bridges to Hope, after clocking more than 60 hours of volunteer time with the organization in 2014. While volunteering, Transitions Program co-ordinator, Megan Marshall and her clients recognized there was a need for fresh produce at Bridges to Hope. They worked together to build four 10 x 10 garden beds to grow potatoes for the Bridges to Hope pantry. All seeds for the potatoes were donated to the Autism Society by The Seed Company, Gaze Seeds.



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