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Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 8:05am Age: 160 days
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-5 children in America may not know where they will get their next meal.
  • 20 percent of Minisink students experience some form of food insecurity.

Let’s pull together to help Minisink Cares and make sure all Minisink families are provided for this holiday season.

School Food Drives Information  

Otisville Elementary

  • Asking for nonperishable foods and personal care items: Full-size shampoo and soap/body-wash; toothpaste/brushes
  • Collecting through Friday, Nov. 16 
  • Drop Off: main lobby
  • Coordinator: Kim Mynders

MV Elementary School

  • Drop Off: by Thanksgiving on table by exit doors, past ES gym
  • Coordinator: Mrs. Bobish

MV Intermediate School

  • Drop Off: by Thanksgiving on table across from entrance to IS auditorium
  • Coordinator: Mrs. D’Angelo

Middle School

  • Student Government initiative  
  • Collecting through Friday, Nov. 16
  • Drop Off: MS Main Office
  • Coordinator: Mr. Moyles

High School

  • An FBLA initiative
  • Asking for nonperishable foods and paper goods (toilet tissue and paper towels).
  • Collecting through Friday, Nov. 16
  • 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.