State Senate Majority Leader helps distribute Thanksgiving turkeys to needy families

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YONKERS  — 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 are 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 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 Jackson, Greenburgh commissioner of the Department of Community Resources.

“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 Hudson, pastor from Union Baptist Church of New Rochelle.