The City of Yonkers and the City of New York must be doing something right regarding migrant meals at the Ramada Inn located in Yonkers, NY.
A recent post from Greenburgh Town Supervisor, Paul Feiner, did not include the Yonkers Ramada on a list of hotels where migrants found food to be inedible. In addition, food vendors are sought to provide catered meals for migrant residents in the area. The post on popular community forum, NEXT DOOR, stated the following:
LOOKING FOR LOCAL RESTAURANTS WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN BIDDING ON CONTRACT TO PREPARE 3 MEALS A DAY FOR MIGRANTS STAYING AT HOTELS IN ARDSLEY, WHITE PLAINS ASYLUM SEEKERS HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT POOR QUALITY OF FOOD---DOCGO PROMISES TO FIND LOCAL VENDORS WHO WILL IMPROVE FOOD QUALITY
During the past seven weeks 46 Greenburgh student interns have been focusing part of their internships assisting asylum seekers who are staying at an Ardsley hotel. A picnic for the migrants was held last week. Some of the students have been teaching migrants English. Some are involved in a food drive.
A few weeks ago two student interns appeared before the Greenburgh Town Board advising the Board that the asylum seekers were complaining about the poor quality of the food--which they were told was not eatable.
We reached out to DocGo and have some good news to report: An official at DocGo who I spoke with today indicated that the company which is being paid to serve the migrants will work hard to improve the quality of meals delivered.
We are looking to find restaurants who can provide the following:
THIS IS THE MEMO I RECEIVED FROM DOCGO A SHORT TIME AGO " we will put together something with our marketing team for RFPs. For now, if we can start finding local restaurants that we can start rotating in weekly for special lunches and dinners.
Please let anyone you know that might be interested in the following: Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner options Budget of $11 per meal Food must be delivered Hot food is great, if served cold please make sure its in a microwave safe container NYC Dietary Guidelines Latin American dishes, Venezuelan dishes, Halal dishes, Spanish dishes, all great options Individual meals are great and preffered, catering cafeteria style is an option, like the picnic.
3 locations that could benefit from local establishments: 90 individuals – Ardsley Acres Hotel Court – 560 Saw Mill River Pkwy, Ardsley, NY 10706 100 individuals – Central Motel Courtyard- 441 Central Ave. White Plains, NY 10606 60 individuals – El Rancho – 3701 White Plains Rd. Bronx, NY 10467
I would like to thank Town Clerk Judith Beville for coordinating the summer internship program and Ardsley Mayor Nancy Kaboolian, Congressman Jamaal Bowman and Kathy Wolf for working with the summer interns on this initiative -trying to help the asylum seekers have a better quality of life while they are in our community.
PAUL FEINER Greenburgh Town Supervisor