Recent Press;

Food Market Gives City Residents Healthier Choices

Sarah A. Salem, Poughkeepsie Journal Valley Views // Published 11:52 a.m. ET July 12, 2017 

“What makes a community a more desirable place to live, work, and play? Communities are complex structures. Diverse systems of people, organizations, ideas, and behaviors that are always moving, breathing, pulsing, and hopefully, evolving to better suit the needs of those who reside within them. In order to thrive, communities need fuel; a well-functioning economy, good jobs, upstanding community leaders and politicians, strong systems of public transportation, infrastructure, education, human services, space to play, and, most of all, consistent access to quality food. A well-fed quality life…”


Free Food Available in Poughkeepsie // Published Saturday, July 22, 2017

Dutchess Outreach, a Poughkeepsie-based organization that addresses food insecurity among other things, has partnered with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York to distribute fresh fruits and vegetables to the community at no charge.
According to Dutchess Outreach Development Associate Sarah Salem, 26.8 percent of Poughkeepsie suffers from food insecurity which translates to one out of every four houses in the area. “


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