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Lending a helping hand: Special project helps developmentally disabled adults do meaningful work

Indiana Daily Student
Sept. 14, 2007

By Kristi Oloffson

In the back of a green van on the east side of Bloomington, Jonathan Hossler squeals and laughs with excitement, rocking back and forth in his seat. As the van stops at its first home on the route, the tall and skinny autistic 21-year-old is coaxed out of the van with a cloth bag -- the words "Hand 'n Hand" printed across it. His two supervisors remind him it's time to do his work and collect the awaiting food on the doorstep -- food that provides 5 percent of Bloomington's Community Kitchen's total donations.

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