Dutchess County Assemblymembers Secure Grant Combating Food Insecurity

Dutchess County, NY Today Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill (D - Ulster, Dutchess) joined his colleagues Didi Barrett and Jonathan Jacobson to present a check signifying the procurement of a state grant to representatives from Dutchess Outreach, a non-profit organization focused on food security. The small event was held at Chaseholm Farm in Pine Plains, New York, a beautiful family owned dairy, beef and pork operation that often donates surplus to those in need within their community.

"Food insecurity has emerged as one of the greatest concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic presently affecting our state. I am happy to work together with my colleagues and community organizations towards addressing a solution to that concern," stated Assemblymember Cahill (Red Hook, Rhinebeck).

This $100,000 grant, which was included in the 2021 State Budget, will bolster the efforts of Dutchess Outreach in providing access to nutritious food items for those in need. This subsidy is one of six nutrition security measures proposed by Member Cahill to help non-profit organizations feed those within the 103rd Assembly District. In the near future this funding will be followed by grants of $50,000 to Family of New Paltz, $50,000 to Red Hook Responds, $50,000 to Angel Food East of Kingston, $50,000 to Ulster Immigrant Defense Network and $25,000 to Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley.