RadioRotary welcomed two guests from Dutchess Outreach, the sprawling organization that provides healthy food, good advice, emergency relief, and even clothing needs for the needy in the County. Sarah Salem, the Director of Development for Dutchess Outreach, explains the many services and the goals of this catalyst for community revitalization, while Nyhisha Gibbs describes the Children’s Coat Closet and the drive to provide warm clothing to those who lack it. Dutchess Outreach has roots in a 1974 effort to provide emergency services in Poughkeepsie and opened its first Food Pantry two years later. Since then the services have expanded greatly, with the emphasis on providing healthy food that is accessible even in “food deserts.” Recently Dutchess Outreach has started farming to improve the supply of healthy food, a project that takes Sarah Salem back to her own roots, since she became involved in Dutchess Outreach from her experiences working at an organic farm.
Dutchess Outreach: http://dutchessoutreach.org/
Food Deserts in America: https://socialwork.tulane.edu/blog/food-deserts-in-america
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