Food for Families Program

The East Greenbush CSD operates a Food for Families Program that provides FREE FOOD to families in need. Boxes of food are packed regularly with a variety of grocery items and then distributed in a confidential process. If your family is in need of some extra support with food, please reach out to Audra Di Bacco at 518-207-2028 or We also accept food donations to help supply this program. If you would like to donate, please contact Audra Di Bacco.

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2018 Rensselaer County YMCA awardsFour Columbia students and three teachers were honored at the 2018 Rensselaer County YMCA Outstanding Student and Educator Awards breakfast on Tuesday at Hudson Valley Community College. The event recognizes service-focused high school students from the YMCA and community, and those educators who are critical to their success.

Students and teachers were nominated based on exhibiting qualities of leadership, citizenship and volunteerism.

Congratulations to the following:

  • Mckenna Erwell
  • Nicole Presti
  • Danny Watson
  • Bryel Weinlein
  • Special Education Teacher Craig Cavotta
  • Special Education Teacher Mary Lally
  • Special Education Teacher Lisa Johnas