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New York Public High School Athletic Association supports local residents

Posted 7/30/21

MONTICELLO - NYSPHSAA (New York Public High School Athletic Association) and Section IX Athletics donated 1,000 pair of new socks to the non-profit A Single Bite. Socks are one of the most requested …

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MONTICELLO - NYSPHSAA (New York Public High School Athletic Association) and Section IX Athletics donated 1,000 pair of new socks to the non-profit A Single Bite. Socks are one of the most requested necessities for those in crisis situations.

The socks, in a variety of sizes, were collected prior to and during the Conference of NYSPHSAA Executive Committee Members, which was held at the Resorts World Catskills, July 26-27.

To address the poor health status and Sullivan County’s significant food insecurity, the non-profit, A Single Bite, supports the residents of Sullivan County by feeding and educating children and their families with real, local food. A Single Bite feeds and educates its neighbors with natural, healthy food through its community Family Meals Program, as well as a school-based Educational Program.

“In Sullivan County, 24% of our children are living in poverty. And more than 15% of residents experience food insecurity, a crisis that existed well before the pandemic and continues to impact our community,” said Audrey Garro, Executive Director, A Single Bite. “This gesture on the part of NYSPHSAA will support the health and comfort of our neighbors.”

“NYSPHSAA is proud to support this Section IX initiative to host a sock drive as part of the annual Central Committee Meeting,” said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “Our association is happy to be able to make this donation of new socks to the Sullivan County community and are excited to be involved with A Single Bite.”

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