FCSD Students Collect and Donate Food: December 2021

FCSD Students Collect and Donate Food

FALLSBURG, December 2021– A wonderful Thanksgiving tradition at Fallsburg Central School District is collecting food and donating to local families directly or through Town of Fallsburg food pantries.

On Monday, November 22, Junior/Senior High School Student Government Advisor Elisa Baum drove a pick-up truck full of boxes and bags of frozen turkeys and non-perishable food to South Fallsburg’s St. Andrew Episcopal Church.

Cynthia Johnston and Linda Goldstein are sisters who have administered the church food pantry for the past 15-plus years. They received the donation with gratitude to the students in the schools. The COVID virus has impacted the distribution of food to needy families because people are not able to get out to the pantry as they did for a one-night a week pick-up. Ms. Johnston and Ms. Goldstein have been making special arrangements for people to get food on different days and making food more accessible.

The students collected food from other students, families, staff and friends from the community. The SGAs in both buildings coordinated the efforts. Peter Dworetsky is the BCES Advisor. FCSD custodians transported the food from BCES to the High School.