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Vincent HoSang Family Foundation

Donates 100 Turkeys to Mt. Vernon Thanksgiving Food Drive

 

The Vincent HoSang Family Foundation donated 100 turkeys to the City of Mount Vernon, allowing more people than ever before to be fed in the city’s annual Thanksgiving food drive.

 

Food pantries, soup kitchens, churches and other charitable organizations benefitted from the donation, which was made personally by Vincent HoSang, president and CEO of the foundation as well as Caribbean Food Delights and Royal Caribbean Bakery.

 

“Those who are able should always try to help the less fortunate,” said Mr. HoSang, who admitted Mount Vernon played a key role in the growth of the two companies.

 

“It was where we opened our fourth plant and the people there supported us, so it gives us a wonderful feeling to give back and support their food drive,” Mr. HoSang said.

 

The donation was solicited by Mount Vernon Mayor Clinton Young, Jr., who said, “Each year, my administration aims to make sure that on Thanksgiving, no family goes without a Turkey and it is thanks to generous community members like Mr. HoSang and his wonderful family that this year we were able to distribute more turkeys than ever before to food pantries, soup kitchens, churches, senior citizens and veterans.”

 

Mayor Young also wrote a personal letter to Mr. HoSang expressing his gratitude.

 

The turkeys weighed about 12 pounds each and their delivery was not only timely, but thankfully on time. Inclement weather on the day of distribution delayed other donations. Without the turkeys, Mount Vernon officials would’ve been empty handed at the hour the giveaway was to start.

 

Mr. HoSang said he was delighted to donate the turkeys, even though he processes Caribbean food. “The turkeys are part of a wonderful tradition,” he said.

 

Although it was the first time the foundation donated to the Mount Vernon drive, through the years it has supported similar initiatives in areas nearby its headquarters in Tappan, N.Y.

 

The foundation’s ties to Mount Vernon go back 25 years to when a plant was opened there. Its success paved the way for the plant in Tappan, which is the country’s largest manufacturer of Caribbean foods. Mr. HoSang’s wife, Jeanette, operates a small retail store at the Mount Vernon site.

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