Drive Up, Drop Off Donation Drive is Dec. 14

photo with list of food items

The Bethlehem Central School District is inviting the community to join in the annual Caring and Sharing Food Drive with an easy Drive-Up Drop-Off collection of food on Wednesday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Every year, ahead of the holiday break, district families and local businesses donate to Caring and Sharing. The effort provides boxes of food and grocery gift cards to families right here in the BC community. We will also be collecting toys and coats on behalf of several student-run clubs at the high school collecting these items for community organizations in the Capital Region. Please join us during the season of giving in helping our neighbors and our friends!

BC Caring and Sharing 2022

Drive Up Drop Off Food, Toys & Coats Collection

  • Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 (Snow date is Dec. 15)
  • 9 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Bethlehem Central High School
  • Drop Off will take place outside the school’s Athletic Entrance. You can stay in your car and one of our volunteers will assist with collecting the donations.

Food items being collected include:

  • Instant Potatoes
  • Rice
  • Canned Vegetable
  • Canned Fruit
  • Stuffing Mix
  • Bisquick
  • Instant Pudding Mix
  • Canned Soup
  • Breakfast Cereal
  • Pasta/Spaghetti Sauce
  • Pasta
  • Brownie Mix
  • Cookie Mix
  • Peanut Butter
  • Grape Jelly
  • Tuna Fish
  • Dried Fruits
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Boxed Tissues

Also collecting toys & coats

Several clubs are sponsoring other holiday giving drives. You can support them and your Capital Region neighbors by dropping off any of the following items on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the high school.

  • New unwrapped toys, games or books for children ages 0-18
  • New or gently-used winter coats

Again, you won’t have to even get out of your car. Our volunteers will assist you.

More information about Caring and Sharing

If you are a community member or business who would like to make a donation, please contact Sherri Fitzpatrick in the district’s Special Education and Student Services (SESS) department at 518-439-8886 or by email at

If you are a family who could use assistance this year or you know of a district family that could benefit, please use or share this information link: BCSD Caring and Sharing 2022.