Feature Friday: Dutchess Outreach’s mission is to act as a catalyst for community revitalization and exists in Dutchess County as an advocate and provider of hunger and relief services in order to ensure that everyone, regardless of income, has access to fresh, healthy food, and the support they need. By offering programs like the Poughkeepsie Plenty Fresh Market, the Farm Stand, and the Urban Farm they are able to provide affordable, healthy food access to everyone, regardless of social status or income. They also run the Lunch Box on N. Hamilton St. which is a community meal program that provides a hot lunch and dinner 5 days a week for anyone who needs one. Dutchess Outreach also runs a food pantry, a children’s clothing closet and provide emergency relief to those in desperate need. We are so grateful for all they do in our city to help and support families in need. To find out you can support Dutchess Outreach or how you can receive support, head to their website at www.dutchessoutreach.org