Yonkers, NY — State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins has secured nearly 250 turkeys from local luxury car provider PCNY, Feeding Westchester and the governor’s office to distribute to non-profit agencies in Yonkers, White Plains, Greenburgh and New Rochelle in time for Thanksgiving.
The Dominican Culture Club of Yonkers, Thomas H. Slater Center in White Plains, Union Baptist Church of New Rochelle, Calvary Baptist Church of White Plains, The Theodore D. Young Community Center in Greenburgh and Gemstarr Entertainment in White Plans will be distributing these turkeys and other foods to the food-insecure families they serve.
“Thanksgiving is a day to not only be thankful but to give back,” said Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. “Sadly, food insecurity remains a problem here in our district. We must do all that we can to feed those families who are struggling to make ends meet and to make sure they have a happy Thanksgiving. ”
According to estimates provided by Feeding America — of which Feeding Westchester is a member — approximately 100,000 or 11 percent of Westchester residents face hunger.
“The continuous support and generosity of Senator Stewart-Cousins and her team has given families and seniors in the Town of Greenburgh a reason to celebrate despite the numerous challenges they encountered this year. Her dedication to the community sets an example for all civil servants to follow,” said Terrance V. Jackson, Department of Community Resources Commissioner of the Town of Greenburgh.
“Once again we are grateful for the opportunity to receive and then give to others, because of the thoughtfulness of our Senator Stewart-Cousins and her amazing staff,” said Rev. Erwin Lee Trollinger, Jr. of Calvary Baptist Church.
“Thanksgiving is the perfect time to pause and count our blessings. For over 18 years, Manna Ministry has provided holiday meals for those in our community. We are thankful for Senator Stewart-Cousins’ gift and inspired by her commitment to stand with us as we strengthen our community,” said Jean Anderson, Manna Ministry Director and Dr. Reginald L. Hudson, Pastor from Union Baptist Church of New Rochelle.
“We thank Senator Stewart-Cousins on behalf of our community for this demonstration of caring,” said Heather Miller, Executive Director of Thomas H. Slater Center in White Plains.
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins represents a significant portion of Yonkers, all of the Town of Greenburgh and Scarsdale, and parts of White Plains and New Rochelle in the 35th NYS Senate District. To learn more about her legislative and community efforts, click here.