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!
NYS Senator Sue Serino and County Executive Marc Molinaro are hosting a donation drive to support those caring for the children of frontline workers in partnership with the Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc. Read the news release.
Dutchess County Government has been assisting local childcare providers with emergency supply needs through its Central Services Division, however, there continues to be significant need for supplies at local childcare centers.
The Child Care Council is most in need of:
Donations can be dropped off, by appointment only, at Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc. 301 Manchester Road in Poughkeepsie. Call 845-473-4141 ext. 210 to schedule a drop-off time.
For more information
Call the Dutchess County Coronavirus Hotline at 845-486-3555, option 8 or email Senator Serino’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those interested in donating, but unable to deliver supplies, should call the hotline or email Senator Serino’s office to arrange to have donations picked up.
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.
We have established a one-stop connection between food resources in our community and those with a critical need for food and other necessities. The Dutchess Responds Food Connection is accessible through this form or residents can call the County's Coronavirus Information Line (845-486-3555) and select Option 5.
Currently, the Dutchess County Legislature has offered assistance to residents in their districts, particularly grocery shopping assistance for seniors. Interested individuals can contact the Legislature through its Facebook page or email CountyLegislature@DutchessNY.gov.
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 email@example.com