Donations Amidst COVID-19

During this global pandemic, and community crisis, we have had to slow or put a temporary pause on our acceptance of physical goods donations.

We have temporarily suspended our acceptance of children’s clothing and small household items.

We are continuing to accept the donation of personal hygiene items, non-perishable food items, and specific kinds of take-out containers and packaging equipment for our Lunch Box meals.

We accept donations at our location at the Family Partnership Center (29 North Hamilton St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601) on Mondays-Fridays between the hours of 1:30 pm and 4 pm.

If you are interested in hosting a drive for the items listed above on our behalf, please call 845-454-3792.


Thank you.

Children’s Clothes Donations

The Children’s Clothing Closet is always in need of new or gently worn clothing for children of all ages—from infants to toddlers, and teens. We ask that all clothing be clean, on hangers whenever possible, and with sizing tags visible. We are open for donations every Wednesday from 10 am to 12 pm.

Food Donations

The Beverly Closs Memorial Food Pantry accepts all types of non-perishable foods and provides local families with the ability to keep their family fed and healthy during times of hardship.  Protein items are always an important item that we can never have enough of on our shelves. The items listed here are especially in need to ensure our clients receive nutritionally dense meals;

  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Large cans of Meat Ravioli
  • Large cans of Soup (such as Chunky Campbell’s Soup or Progresso)
  • Canned Beef Stew
  • Canned Chili with Meat
  • Canned Corn Beef Hash
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Potatoes/Yams
  • Canned or Instant Macaroni and Cheese
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Canned Fruits & Vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Pasta

In addition, toiletries such as soap, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner,  and deodorant are also great items for the pantry as food stamp restrictions prohibit those types of purchases.

If you have food or personal care items to donate or would like to sponsor a collection event, please contact us at 845.454.3792 for more information.  

Donations may also be dropped off at our 29 N. Hamilton Street, Suite 220 location, but please call ahead to make an appointment so we have adequate staff to assist you. We can also meet you at the lower level of the building with a cart to collect large donations.

Household Donations

Household items are something that you may take for granted, but for a local family in need, they can be items that shine a little hope on an otherwise desperate situation and allow them to make a plain space more like a home.  Our Acts of Kindness volunteers work with over 30 local agencies/organizations to provide new or used items in very good condition to families who might otherwise be unable to afford them. Items needed include;

Items needed include;


  • Pots and pans*
  • Glass and Corning Ware
  • baking dishes
  • Microwaves*
  • Crock pots
  • Toasters
  • Electric fry pans
  • Blenders
  • Mixers
  • Can openers
  • Other small kitchen appliances and utensils
  • Sets of dishes
  • Silverware
  • Drinking glasses (no wine or beer glasses please)
  • Dish drainers


Bath and Bedroom:

  • Sheet sets (all sizes)
  • Blankets
  • Comforters
  • Pillows
  • Towels (bath/hand/wash/kitchen)
  • Bath rugs
  • Shower curtains/liners/rings



  • Curtains
  • Small rugs
  • Irons/ironing boards
  • Fans
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Small TVs
  • Clocks
  • Radios
  • Lamps


*Urgently needed / In short supply

If you have any of these items that you no longer need/use, but they are still in very good condition, your donation will be greatly appreciated by those in need in our area. We do not accept adult clothing.  

Items can be delivered to Acts of Kindness, located at 8 Industry Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 in the Dutchess ARC Building between 10 AM and 2 PM Tuesdays-Thursdays. Please call 845-471-8876 ext.143 (AOK) with any questions or concerns you may have about the items you’d like to donate or if you need help delivering your item(s).


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