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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Presentation at Health Awareness WeekColumbia High School hosted guest speakers every day last week as part of the school’s annual Health Awareness Week. Students learned about current health issues such as nutrition, positive decision making and prevention of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

“This week was about bringing awareness to Columbia High School students in all facets of their health, whether it is mental, physical, social or emotional,” said Columbia Health Teacher Christopher LeGare. “Health Awareness Week is an annual event here at CHS and I feel that this year was one of the best in recent years. Lots of work was done by the PE staff, Alyssa Evans and myself to make this year a success. So I thank them for their hard work!”

Health Awareness Week Presentations

  • Nutrition and Body Image – Rensselaer County Department of Health
  • Healthy Relationships and Teen Dating Violence – Unity House of Troy
  • Sexual Orientation/Identity, Inclusiveness and Being an Ally – Pride Center of the Capital Region
  • HIV/STD’s – New York State Department of Health
  • Positive Decision Making – Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Goal Setting, Positive Thinking and Personal Values – Vilis Ozols, Siena Volleyball Coach
  • Seat Belts and Prevention of Driving Under the Influence – Laura Casellini and Nancy Kelly, Albany County STOP DWI