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The Poughkeepsie Plenty Food Coalition is a group of individuals and organizations that have envisioned Poughkeepsie as a food city where everyone can secure, prepare, enjoy and benefit from healthy food.
We are working to organize our community and build a diverse movement for change to ensure the right for all residents of the City of Poughkeepsie to secure sufficient and nutritious food.
We facilitate a quarterly learning forum to ask questions about why things are the way they are and how we can work together to make change.
When we have ideas we want to explore we form working groups. Working groups plan and launch innovative projects, like a mobile farmers’ market. One working group is focused specifically on amplifying our collective voice to advocate for changes to policy that can address food insecurity.
This is the first step. By registering on the website, you can stay informed of happening by email, post a blog entry (see Pass Along) or event (see Show Up) and request to join a working group (see Join In).
What have you encountered lately that will add to our learning? Share it on the community blog.
We facilitate learning forums and General Membership meeting every quarter. In between, we meet in Working Groups to further our efforts and sometimes hold other events. Check our calendar to know when and where to be. Post your event related to our food city vision.
Working Groups are different groups focused on supporting good policy and launching specific projects in relation to Poughkeepsie Plenty’s mission. Each group is comprised of committed volunteers, including a convener, that work together to realize results.
There are other ways to be involved, from helping with event set up and clean up to doing outreach to making a donation. Find more out about current opportunities to give time or money.
On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, Brian Riddell and Susan Grove visited with Stiles Najac, Coordinator of the Glean Mobile operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County. Here’s what they learned about the program. Where do you glean from? We get about 80% from farmers after they have exhausted market opportunities and 20% by mobilizing volunteers […]
On Saturday, June 29th, Assemblyman Skartados hosted a Hudson Valley Food and Farms Roundtable. Poughkeepsie Plenty was invited to be represented. Susan Grove, the Coordinator of the Poughkeepsie Plenty Food Coalition, was the first invited speaker of the day. After she finished, the Assemblyman commented that he looks forward to working with the coalition on […]
Nourishing Change: Fulfilling the Right to Food in the United States is a report that was just released (press release below) and is the first of its kind to focus squarely on the right to food in the US. It was highlighted today on Democracy Now: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2013 U.S. Must […]
As part of the orientation for Poughkeepsie Farm Project (PFP)’s apprentices/interns a few years ago (2010, to be exact), I organized a bike tour of the City of Poughkeepsie’s food system, and called it the “Poughkeepsie Urban Food System Bike Hike” (yes, I know, it doesn’t roll off the tongue, anyone have a suggestion for […]
Phone: 845 232 0606
29 North Hamilton Street, Suite 202
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Poughkeepsie Plenty is fiscally sponsored by Dutchess Outreach Inc.