Throughout the Hudson Valley, we are coming together to help one another during this stressful time. Due to school closings, many districts have taken it upon themselves to volunteer their time to set up meals for students. These generous folks have put together grab and go options to assist students by providing nourishment.

Let’s highlight the local schools and businesses that are raising the bar and assisting families and children.

Restaurants

Publick House 23

Publick House is offering free bagged lunches. These meals are available Monday- Friday between 11:00am-1:00pm. Lunch will include a sandwich, a bag of chips, a squeeze yogurt, and a juice box.

Wappingers Falls Café

The Wappingers Falls Café is also assisting students at this time. They are offering free bagged lunches as well. Lunch will include a sandwich, chips, fruit and juice.

Schools

Dutchess County

Beacon City School District:

They are providing free breakfast/lunch at the Beacon High School in the parking lot. They recently updated their meal programs for this week. On Monday and Wednesday meals will be available.

On Mondays, students will receive two days’ worth of breakfast and lunch.

On Wednesdays, students will receive three days’ worth of breakfast and lunch.

Time and location:

10:00-10:30am,

  • Beacon High School

10:30-11:00am,

  • South Avenue Elementary

 

Poughkeepsie City School District Schools:

Students will be able to receive breakfast and lunch with the Poughkeepsie City School District, Monday- Friday. Here are the following locations to pick up, pre bagged meals.

Time and location:

9:00-10:00am at the

  • Hudson Gardens Apartments at 120 Hudson Ave.
  • Thurgood Marshall Community at 109 Delafield St.
  • MLK Gardens Community Center at 159 Washington St.
  • Joseph Brady Garden Apartments at 11 Boulevard Knolls.
  • Bixby Apartments at 21 Charles Street.

11:00am-12:00pm

  • Poughkeepsie High School parking lot at 70 Forbus St.
  • Eastman Tower on Montgomery St.
  • Rip Van Winkle Tower on Main Street and Rinaldi Blvd.
  • Harriet Tubman Apartments on Jefferson St. and Church St.

Ulster County

Highland Central School District:

They are providing food delivery services by delivering food to locations around Highland for students. Here are the delivery dates.

Monday- March 23rd

Wednesday- March 25nd

Friday- March 27th

Time and location:

  • For Bus #1, Bridgeview 9:00- 9:30am and Hudson Hills     9:35- 10:00am
  • For Bus #2 VFW on Grand St.      9:00- 9:30am and Methodist Church          9:45- 10:15am
  • and Floyd Ackert Area               10:30-11:00am
  • For Bus #3 Lowes                9:00- 9:30am and Gunk Haus        10:00- 10:30am
  • For Bus #4 Sunnybrook 9:00-9:45am

They recommend checking in with their website for an upcoming schedule.

https://www.highland-k12.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=8&ModuleInstanceID=4167&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=13973&PageID=9

New Paltz Central School District:

They are providing breakfast and lunch to students. Breakfast and lunch can be delivered daily, if you would like to receive these meals you can call (845) 256-4050. There is also a link to follow below that will walk you through the process, just provide your contact info.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqR2nE8q2yy78m4CpM6qlKX8KhTbMe2Uhcpm5qLvwACqrYQg/viewform

New Paltz Central School District is also hosting a food drive, asking for nonperishable food items to support community members and families.

Donations are being accepted at New Paltz Middle School in the front parking lot from 10:00am-3:00pm.

Kingston City School District:

They are also offering free to go breakfast and lunches, Monday-Friday. Students who attend Kingston City School District can stop by either of the following locations.

Time and location

11:00am-1:00pm

  • John F. Kennedy Elementary School

107 Gross St, Kingston

  • Watson Bailey Middle School

118 Merilina Ave, Kingston.

Saugerties Central School District:

Kids 18 and under of the Saugerties area can receive breakfast and lunch by Saugerties Central School District. On Monday, March 23, there will be 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches per child and on Wednesday, March 25 there will be 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches per child. Simply just stop by one of the locations at the times listed below.

Time and location:

10:00-10:15am at East Kingston Firehouse on Ulster Landing Road

10:00-10:30am at Cahill Elementary School on 134 Main St.

10:00-10:20am at Fawn Road Trailer Park on Fawn Rd.

10:35-10:50am at Riccardi Elementary School on 70 Plenty St, Saugerties

10:40-10:55am at West Camp Firehouse on Rte. 9w

10:25-10:55am at Saxton Firehouse on Rte. 32

11:00-11:20am at Simmons Plaza

11:05-11:20am at First Student on 225 Malden Turnpike

11:05-11:25am at Grant. D. Morse Elementary on 70 Harry Wells Rd.

11:30-11:50am at Mt. Marion Elementary School on 744 Glasco Turnpike

11:30-11:50am at Blue Stone Parking Lot

11:35-11:50am at Centerville Firehouse on Rte. 212

12:00-12:15pm at Timberwall Trailer Park on Timberwall Rd.

12:25-12:40pm at Woodstock Day School on 1430 Glasco Turnpike

They ask for residents to continue to check back on the Saugerties Central School District website and

Facebook page for info and updates.

Orange County

Minisink Valley Central School District:

They are offering a porch delivery option to students for breakfast and lunch. Meals would be dropped off Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.

Time and location:

Pick up meal options are available at Minisink Valley Central School District on Rt. 6

Monday-Friday from 7:00am-10:00am

Valley Central Schools:

They are offering breakfast/lunch options which are being distributed to children 18 and under. This is available Monday-Friday.

Time and location:

10:30-12:00pm

  • East Coldenham Elementary on 286 NY-17K, Newburgh
  • Walden Elementary on 75 Orchard St, Walden
  • Maybrook Alternative Learning Center on 120 Broadway, Maybrook

Pine Bush Schools:

Pine Bush Central School District is giving out meals to children under the age of 19. You do not need to be a Pine Bush Central School District student to receive these meals. Grab and go breakfast and lunch will be served in pre packed bags, Monday-Friday.

Time and location:

11:00am-1:00pm

  • Circleville Middle School on 1951 NY-302, Circleville,
  • Pine Bush High School on 156 NY-302, Pine Bush
  • Family Church on 510 M and M Rd, Middletown,

A special shout out to the restaurants and school districts assisting meals and putting smiles on so many faces here in the Hudson Valley. As I was driving through Poughkeepsie, I saw folks smiling at one another and handing out goods in a random parking lot. Seeing people come together to help others that they don’t know, brought a smile to my face. It’s in times like these that we remember that we are here for each other. Thank you all for being kind and let’s continue to shine through this together!

If you are a local business, restaurant or school district providing meals to students or children, please reach out and we will add you to this list. :)