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Big-Hearted Teachers Donate Big Check To Harrison Food Pantry

The Harrison Association of Teachers presented a large check to the Harrison Food Pantry.
The Harrison Association of Teachers presented a large check to the Harrison Food Pantry. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly
Chris Tyler, president of the Harrison Association of Teachers, addressed the board on behalf of the organization.
Chris Tyler, president of the Harrison Association of Teachers, addressed the board on behalf of the organization. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly
Chris Tyler speaks to the audience.
Chris Tyler speaks to the audience. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly
A $4,000 check was presented.
A $4,000 check was presented. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly

HARRISON, N.Y. -- The Harrison Association of Teachers presented a rather large check, both in physical size and dollar amount, to the Harrison Food Pantry at the Town Board meeting Thursday.

Chris Tyler, president of the association, addressed the board on behalf of the organization.

"I'm really fortunate to be able to work in a great school system with wonderful, generous colleagues," he said from the audience podium, flanked by four members of the organization's community outreach team, who were holding the big check. "They're generous with their time and they're generous with their resources. And tonight we're blessed to be able to present a check for $4,000 to the food pantry."

There are 124 families who use the Harrison Food Pantry, a number Tyler said is up from previous years.

"We also see a need for the Westchester Food bank," said Tyler, who helped implement Harrison High School's International Baccalaureate (IB) program in 2011 as coordinator for the IB Diploma Program.

The Harrison Association of Teachers gives hundreds of pallets of food to the Food Bank For Westchester every year. Additionally, it provides backpacks to students at the start of the year and close to $8,000 in scholarships.

To make a donation to the Harrison Food Pantry contact Nina Marraccini at 914-670-3026.

To donate to the Food Bank For Westchester, visit www.foodbankforwestchester.org.

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