POUGHKEEPSIE – The Poughkeepsie
Farm Project this year had the largest harvest ever with 183,366 pounds
of food. That is an increase of more than 32,000 pounds in 2014.
The 34,555 pounds donated to low-income families in the region translates to a 27-percent increase from the record donations the year before.
Executive Director Lee Anne Albritton credited the harvest largely to a partnership between the Farm Project and the Wallace Research Foundation, which provided funds for a new irrigation system and leveraged other grants for other improvements.
The farm donated fresh vegetables and other produce this year to Dutchess Outreach’s Lunch Box, a soup kitchen in the City of Poughkeepsie, Grace Smith House, a shelter for women and children fleeing from domestic violence; the Glory Oasis Fellowship Pantry, the Poughkeepsie City School District’s lunch program, the Salvation Army, Bread of Life Church, and Hudson River Housing, which operates shelters for homeless individuals and families.