Yonkers Municipal Housing Delivers X-Giving Meals to 350 Seniors

Date Published: 
December 1st, 2021

From the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers' (MHACY) press release:

It was a happy X-Giving for more than 350 senior residents of affordable housing run by the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) who received special Thanksgiving meals thanks to the generosity of donors including Def Jam Recordings who donated in memory of the late rapper "DMX."

The dinners, which were prepared by renowned Restaurateur Peter Kelly of X2O on Hudson Restaurant, consisted of sliced turkey, apple and sausage stuffing, potato puree, giblet gravy, French string beans with shallots, cranberry sauce and a slice of homemade pumpkin nut bread.

The meals were underwritten by Def Jam Recordings, The Fresnel Group, Sean Gann of Touchstone Builders and Richard Chen of Kiska Solutions Inc. and Kiska Fire Systems

On November 24 the day before Thanksgiving, MHACY President and CEO Wilson Kimball and Def Jam Recordings Vice President of Marketing Charlene Thomas joined Peter Kelly at his restaurant to help pack the meals for delivery. MHACY staff loaded the meals in vans and delivered them to senior housing sites throughout Yonkers.

Kimball said that X-Giving (named after two main donors DMX and X-20) was part of a larger partnership that has formed between Def Jam records since the death of "DMX" Earl Simmons, who lived at 80 School Street. A mural dedicated to him was unveiled at the MHACY property in August.

"We wanted to make sure that our seniors had a wonderful meal this Thanksgiving," said Kimball. "We are so grateful to Def Jam Records and to Peter Kelly, a success story who grew up in municipal housing in Yonkers, and our development partners for their on-going support of our residents."

Read MHACY's press release.


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