Dutchess County is a community that truly cares and we have come together to rapidly respond to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak.
Whether you need help getting food, medications, or household essentials or you want to offer help and assistance through monetary donations, collecting or donating goods, volunteering, or more:
We can connect you!
There is an urgent need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and sanitation supplies. The Dutchess Business Notification Network is collecting information from businesses, organizations, and residents who are able to help by donating supplies.
The following are needed to support the COVID-19 response efforts in Dutchess County:
If you can supply any of these items or additional types of PPE, please complete the online form.
The Dutchess Responds fund has been established at Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley to help community partners provide critical needs such as food, medications and household essentials to individuals experiencing hardships or quarantine restrictions as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 emergency.
After 70 days of service, assisting 581 Households and providing 13,959 meals based on 3 meals per day for 3 days, the food connection hotline is closing.
We wish to thank our partners Dutchess Outreach and Community Action Partnership of Dutchess County for their assistance and support throughout this process.
If you or someone you know is in need food resources please review our Food Pantries or Meals Resources (.pdf) which lists agencies that can assist you.
The Dutchess Responds fund was established at the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley to help community-based nonprofits provide critical needs such as food, medications and household essentials to individuals experiencing hardships or quarantine restrictions as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 emergency.
The fund has established a rolling application process. There are two funding priorities:
Nonprofits may request up to $10,000. Grant amounts will be determined by funding availability. Awards will be assessed based on need and may be used for both service delivery and operations essential to emergency response and viability. Funding decisions will be made with input from the county and other local funders.
To move resources quickly, we have opened a simple, rolling application process. If you have questions please contact the Community Foundations at (845) 452-3077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org