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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Check presentation to the American Red Cross

East Greenbush CSD presents a check to the American Red Cross (L to R): Red Cross representatives Kaitlyn Van Dyke and Jen Cassidy with Goff Assistant Principal Michael Neumann and Columbia Assistant Principal Patty Farnan.

For the second year in a row, the East Greenbush Central School District came together as a community to assist people who endured devastating hurricanes.

The District donated $4,964.71 to the American Red Cross to support its disaster relief efforts following Hurricanes Florence and Michael from this fall. The district collected the money from two separate fundraisers that included staff dress down days and a coin drop donation at the schools.

Student donates spare change to Hurricane Fundraiser

A student at Green Meadow Elementary School donates spare change to support the victims of Hurricane Florence.

“I am proud of our entire school community for supporting this important cause,” Superintendent Jeff Simons said. “Projects such as this have a positive impact on others and show our children the importance of giving back.”

School staff donated $4,268.00 as part of four dress-down days and the school community contributed $596.71 from a coin drive at each of the schools. The Green Meadow PTO also gave $100.00.

“We are so grateful for the support that the East Greenbush Central School District has continued to show to those impacted by devastating disasters,” said Gary Striar, Regional Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross. “While the hurricanes have passed, the Red Cross continues to help the communities affected by the record-breaking storms. Thank you East Greenbush Central School District.”

Thank you to everyone who donated and to Columbia Assistant Principal Patty Farnan and Goff Assistant Principal Michael Neumann who organized this fundraiser!

Fundraiser Totals

$4,268.00 (Staff Dress Down Days)
$596.71 (Coin Drop)
$100.00 (Green Meadow PTO)
$4,964.71 Total