Dinners Prepared by Renowned Chef Peter Kelly of X2O
YONKERS, NY (November 26, 2020) – At a time when many seniors are not able to visit with family and friends for Thanksgiving due to the pandemic, the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) is making this a very memorable Thanksgiving with the delivery of 300 dinners to seniors residing in multiple MHACY properties in Yonkers.
The dinners, which were prepared by renowned Restaurateur Peter Kelly of X2O the 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.
Dinners were underwritten by Mulford Corporation (Mulford) and The Fresnel Group (Fresnel). Mulford and Fresnel have collectively worked on behalf of MHACY to rehabilitate over 2,000 units of MHACY’s housing. The renovations have surpassed $750,000,000 in private investment in Yonkers.
“The holidays are a special time and despite the constraints we all have to live under due to COVID-19, there is no reason why we cannot make these holidays brighter for seniors who may not be able to be with family and friends,’’ said Chef Peter Kelly. “We at X20 hope they enjoy what we’ve prepared and thank MHACY, Mulford Corporation and the Fresnel group for making this possible.’’
“Our seniors struggled during the early months of COVID because of food insecurity,” Wilson Kimball, President and CEO of MHACY said. “We are so grateful 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.”
“Our team at Fresnel is committed to enhancing the lives of the residents of the properties where we work. Providing these meals to seniors is just another way to contribute to increasing their quality of life,” said Brian Sweeney, Partner, The Fresnel Group.
The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) is the largest provider of affordable housing in the City of Yonkers and the second largest public housing authority in New York State. MHACY has an unparalleled commitment to redeveloping, managing and administering its housing stock to provide low-income families, the elderly and disabled individuals with access to good, sustainable housing that improves the quality of the residents’ lives, fosters their economic success, and allows them to serve as integral members of communities in which they live. For more information visit www.mhacy.org
About Peter X. Kelly
Peter X. Kelly runs the Xaviars Restaurant Group, which owns and manages Bully Boy Bar in Congers and Xaviars X2O on the Hudson in Yonkers. He was born and grew up in Yonkers and Croton-on-Hudson, His restaurants have received high praise; Xaviars has received a 29 out of 30 by Zagat. Other ratings and awards include The New York Times‘s highest rating (Extraordinary), The Mobil Travel Guide Four Star Award, The Dirona Award, Restaurant News Dining Hall of Fame, the Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence”, and New York State Restaurateur of The Year 1998. In 2003 Westchester Magazine awarded him the Best Chef award. In 2010 he won a James Beard Award for Best Chef: Northeast for his Xaviars at Piermont.
About The Fresnel Group
The Fresnel Group provides redevelopment strategy and implementation to public agencies throughout the northeast. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and quality of housing of lower income communities.
About Mulford Corporation
Mulford Corporation was formed in 2004 as a non-profit corporation to assist MHACY in the development of affordable housing in Yonkers. Mulford has been MHACY’s lead redevelopment partner in the recent renovations of 2000 housing apartments in Yonkers and continues to support the mission of MHACY and the City in improving the quality of housing and life of lower income communities.