Dutchess Responds deploys $50K for feeding in first round of funding

POUGHKEEPSIE – In collaboration with the Dutchess County Government and the Dyson Foundation, Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is announcing the first round of grants to be deployed from the Dutchess Responds fund.

The fund launched in late March to provide caring community members with a charitable vehicle for making a difference. It serves as a touchpoint of the county-wide Dutchess Responds initiative, which is working to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

The first round of funding which exceeds $50,000 is shoring up feeding programs throughout the county, with a special emphasis on fresh produce and distribution. “To address the dynamic nature of this public health event, we anticipate that the needs of our neighbors will change – and the flexibility of this fund will ensure that we can pivot as the situation evolves,” said Nevill Smythe, interim president & CEO of the Community Foundations.

Learn more and lend a hand at: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/Dutchess-Responds-COVID-19.htm


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