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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Each year the East Greenbush Education Foundation sponsors an Annual Spring Gala Banquet to raise funds for its educational enrichment programs, with all profits benefiting the Foundation Enrichment Grant Program for Students. This function is a popular social event as well, with the Alumni Hall of Fame awards serving as the highlight of the evening. Entertainment is provided by student performance groups, and there is a Silent Raffle with great prizes.

School staff and parents are invited to the Gala, which is scheduled for Friday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, N.Y.

The following alumni will be inducted into the Columbia High School Hall of Fame at this event.

  • Paul Bigness, Class of 1995
  • Tim Nickels, Class of 1974
  • Erin Mensing-Tarbox, Class of 1999

In addition to honoring outstanding graduates from Columbia High School, the Education Foundation will be recognizing Mark Mann with the Community Member Award.

Tickets to the Gala cost $45.00 and can be purchased at

Education Foundation Gala Flyer