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Thursday November 16, 2017 at 3:00pm Age: 1 year
Category: District


All five Minisink Valley Schools invite you to share your bounty this holiday season with less fortunate families in our midst.


  • 1-in-6 children in America may not know where they will get their next meal. 
  • 20 percent of Minisink experience some form of food insecurity. 

Let’s pull together to take care of our own. Let’s contribute to our school food drives and partner with Minisink Cares to make sure all Minisink families are provided for this holiday season.

School Drives Information  

MV Elementary School

  • Collecting through Tue., Nov. 21
  • Drop off: table by exit doors, past ES gym
  • Coordinator: Mrs. Bobish

Otisville Elementary

  • Asking for nonperishable foods and personal care items: Full-size shampoo and soap/body-wash; tooth paste/brushes
  • Collecting through Tue., Nov. 21. 
  • Drop Off: main lobby
  • Coordinator: Kim Mynders

Intermediate School

  • If possible, drop off your food donations before Thanksgiving. The school will continue collecting food items through December 8. 
  • Drop Off: table across from entrance to IS auditorium 
  • Coordinator: Mrs. D’Angelo

Middle School

  • Student Government initiative.  
  • Drop Off: MS Main Office
  • Coordinator: Mr. Moyles 

High School 

  • FBLA initiative
  • Asking for nonperishable foods and paper goods (toilet tissue and paper towels).
  • Collecting through Fri., Nov. 17
  • Drop Off: Room 119
  • Coordinator: Mr. Johnson 

Suggested Donations of Non-perishable Foods

  • Breakfast cereal / oatmeal
  • Pasta
  • Tomato sauce
  • Rice
  • Mash potato mix
  • Proteins (tuna, chicken, ham)
  • Soup 
  • Entrees (beef stew, ravioli) 
  • Fruit in Juice
  • 100% Juice

—Home-canned, expired or unlabeled food items cannot be distributed. 

—Drop off some extra bags (with handles) to help with food distribution. 

Monetary Gifts

—If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to Minisink Cares, and mail to Minisink Cares, PO Box 515, Slate Hill 1973.


Backpack Food Program
Find out how you can help reduce food insecurity for our students by participating the year-round Backpack Food Program