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It is our passion to bring awareness and change to the growing number of needy families in our community. “A little goes a long way” is not just a saying in this case. Did you know that donating as little as $5 can feed a family of eight people?! Think about how little $5 impacts our daily life.

join us in our fight

Many organizations like us are coming together and donating to help those in need and not just for the holidays. We are taking a stand to fight hunger, to save lives and to give those in need a better future.

what is skipmeal & what does skipmeal do?

SkipMeal is a program run by Youth Mission Outreach with the goal of decreasing the needs in the City of Poughkeepsie and its surrounding areas. The money donated from each and every person is used to directly address the needs of youth and their families.

 

YMO and SkipMeal want to feed the spirit and the body. You may be surprised to know that food insecurity in Poughkeepsie is 12.3 percent higher than the national average. This means more than one in four households does not have regular access or funds to purchase nutritious food or, in most cases, food at all. Also, a recent census showed that 12 percent of children in Dutchess County live in poverty. This is clearly unacceptable.

WHY DO IT?

It is our passion to bring awareness and change to the growing number of needy families. We created this program for those in need throughout our community; for children whose parents can’t afford to feed them in this tough economy; for children who have been emotionally and physically abused; for children like Caesar Bell who had to watch his family fall apart at a young age due to a drug addicted parent. For over twenty years we have and will continue to dedicate ourselves to helping those in need.

skipmeal ask you…

To partner with us to change the lives of our youth and give them the opportunity to have a brighter future. We believe a better tomorrow starts with the youth of today. Together we can make a difference; you can skip a meal and donate the money you would have spent on that meal, you can get a group of friends/family/coworkers together and collectively skip a meal and donate the money, you can enjoy a nice meal and STILL donate money or you can visit one of the donation “can” sites.

  • Skipmeal has provided many families with love and support.

    Caesar Bell
    Caesar Bell

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  • Skipmeal has provided many families with love and support.

    Caesar Bell
    Caesar Bell