Generous spirit, generous community
From left, back row, Millbrook Village Trustee and President of the Millbrook Business Association Kevin McGrane, Village Highway Superintendent Bob Collocola, Debbie Flanigan, Town Clerk Mary Alex, Forza Gym  owner Lori Decker, Abby Alex, and kneeling in front, Ivan Hernandez are among the volunteers who have been helping Millbrook Diner owners Debbie and Thanasi Theodoropoulos, not shown, through Serving Millbrook, distribute meals. 
Photo by Judith O’Hara Balf

Generous spirit, generous community

MILLBROOK — Millbrook Diner owners Debbie and Thanasi Theodoropoulis have been donating hot meals seven days a week to the community through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. By mid-May, after nearly a month of giving away meals, more than 3,100 dinners had been served. 

Produce, eggs and milk have also been made available to residents in need from Locust Hill Farm, Marona’s Market, Stonewood Farms, Blue Barn BnB owner Joan LaCasse and others. 

A GoFundMe page, and donations from so many people in the town and village, have made it all possible. Other volunteers not shown in these photos include: Mike Flanigan; Morgan Varavaldi; Emma Sweeney; Leah Cornell; Ann Leady; Irene and Bill Wing; Lisa Lacey and her children, Matty, Stephen and Benjamin; and Robin Alexander. Also helping, Grace Church; and Dutchess County Legislator Deirdre Houston (R-25).

— Judith O’Hara Balfe

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