June 11, 2021

Thanks to the Nourish New York Farm to Food Bank program Dutchess Outreach has distributed more than 26,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables through our food pantry to date. “Sarah A. Salem of Dutchess Outreach, the county’s largest food access organization that has operated for nearly 50 years, called the bill’s passage “transformational” for […] Read More


January 4, 2021

October 30, 2020                    Poughkeepsie, NY – The Board of Directors of Dutchess Outreach has elected Owen T. Clarke Director Emeritus.  Mr. Clarke, who is a financial consultant and a former bank trust officer, served multiple terms as a board member between 1987 and 2014, with two stints as Chairman of the Board of Directors and […] Read More

Board of Directors Appoints New Executive Director

December 10, 2020

The Dutchess Outreach Board of Directors is proud to appoint Dr. Renee Fillette as the Executive Director of the organization. Renee will take the role as our Executive Director of 31 years, Brian Riddell, begins his next adventure in retirement. The Board thanks Brian Riddell for the years of service and work. Renee Fillette is […] Read More

Check Us Out!

June 9, 2017

Welcome to our brand new website! Thank you to Katy Dwyer Design for making our web presence dreams a reality. With our new look we hope to more effectively extend our reach and services while stimulating a stronger connection to our clients, our volunteers, and our supporters. Want to stay with us? SUBSCRIBE to our […] Read More

A Path Toward a Community Health Solution

May 25, 2017

By Sarah A. Salem, Director of Development, Dutchess Outreach 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 […] Read More


November 1, 2016

By Brian Riddell, Executive Director, Dutchess Outreach Since the Great Recession the stock market is hovering at all time highs. The number of people “officially” out of work has been cut in half. Oil is affordable again and gasoline costs two-plus bucks per gallon. Relatively happy days are here again. And while food has become […] Read More


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