Thank you to the Berlin Elementary School community for donating to the food drive hosted by the BES Ambassadors.

Ms. Peter-Hoen and Ms. Ruebel are excited to announce that the total number of items donated was 753 items!  Congratulations to Mr. Turetsky’s class who donated 188 items and will receive a classroom party hosted by the ambassadors.

The BES Ambassadors headed to the Berlin Food Closet Thursday, December 15th, to deliver the donations. 

During their visit students helped food pantry director, Ms. Dianne Mosher and the Berlin Food Closet volunteers sort and date all the donated items. The Mountaineers learned about how essential the support of the food closest and all community pantries are to the BCSD community. Ms. Mosher explained that the Berlin Food Closest is open to families without questions on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. 

The ambassadors also helped pack holiday meal boxes along with the volunteers and took a break for an ice cream circle as a thank you from the pantry volunteers.


If you have students in Berlin Elementary, Middle or High School and struggle to provide enough food, contact Helping Hands.

Families with elementary students, contact Deanna Baker

(518) 658-1500 and press 3.

Families with middle and high school students, contact Melissa Putterman Hoffmann

(518) 658-1500 x2116. 


Local Pantries:


Berlin Food Closet:

United Methodist Church at 17 South Main St. in Berlin

Open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month

For more information, call (518) 658-2942


Stephentown Food Pantry:

Stephentown Federated Church at 1513 Garfield Rd (County Rt. 26).

Open every Saturday from 9AM to 11AM.

For more information, call (518) 487-8606. 


Grafton Food Pantry:

Our Lady of Snow at 31 Owens Rd. Grafton

Open every Saturday 10-2.