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 certain items for donation.

We have adjusted our Donations policy and guidelines to ensure the safety of our community.

In general, we very much appreciate donations and could not do the work that we do without them. That said, we have a very small staff and do not have the resources to handle and properly dispose of items that we cannot easily give away. This has been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We ask that donors call in and make an appointment to drop off donations and that at least 3 BUSINESS DAYS advance notice is given. If at all possible, donors are encouraged to count and value the items before they bring them.

The times to drop off with an appointment are:

  • Food Pantry: 9:00 to 11:30 am Monday through Friday. Call 845-454-3792 or email Teresa@dutchessoutreach.org to make an appointment. 
  • Lunch Box: 1 pm to 4 pm Monday through Friday. Call 845-454-3792 and ask to be transferred to the Lunch Box or email amy@dutchessoutreach.org to make an appointment. 

For our updated Donation Policy and Guidelines DONATION POLICY

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

Thank you.

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