Dinners Prepared by Renowned Chef Peter Kelly of X2O and Donated by Def Jam Records and Ruff Ryders

YONKERS, NY (November 23, 2022) – It was a happy Thanksgiving for more than 350 senior residents of affordable housing run by the Yonkers Housing Authority who received special Thanksgiving meals thanks to the generosity of donors including Def Jam Recordings and Ruff Ryders 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.

On November 23 the day before Thanksgiving, Yonkers Housing Authority President and CEO Wilson Kimball joined Peter Kelly at his restaurant to help pack the meals for delivery. Housing Authority staff loaded the meals in vans and delivered them to senior housing sites throughout Yonkers.

“We wanted to make sure that our seniors had a wonderful meal this Thanksgiving,” said Kimball.  “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.”

Chef Kelly said, “The holidays are a special time and we are happy to make these holidays brighter for seniors who may not be able to be with family and friends,’’ said Chef Kelly. “We at X20 hope they enjoy what we’ve prepared and thank MHACY and Def Jam Records for making this happen.’’


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