County Establishes ‘Dutchess Responds’ to Provide Relief to Residents During Coronavirus Pandemic

Poughkeepsie … Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro today announced Dutchess County Government has established “Dutchess Responds,” an online portal through the County’s website, with information for residents who want to offer assistance, through volunteering, monetary donations or other efforts to help in the fight against Coronavirus. Additionally, the new site provides a one-stop connection for those residents who need assistance with food delivery, prescriptions and household essentials during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Residents in need of assistance
For those in need of assistance, particularly seniors or disabled individuals, a one-stop connection has been established between food resources in our community and those with a critical need for food and other necessities. The Dutchess Responds Food Connection is accessible through the website. Residents can also call the County’s Coronavirus Information Line (845-486-3555) and select Option 5.

A list of food resources, including food pantries, farmer markets and meal resources for school-aged children, is also available on the website.

Additionally, the Dutchess County Legislature has offered assistance to residents in their districts, particularly grocery shopping assistance for seniors. Residents who would like to utilize this assistance can contact the Legislature through its Facebook page or by emailing

Dutchess County Government continues to provide residents the most current information and guidance on its website,, its Coronavirus hotline, (845) 486-3555, and its Facebook and Twitter accounts.