Goya Foods of Jersey City is again reaching out to the community in a time of need.
Goya, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the U.S., donated 300,000 pounds of food to Catholic Charities of New York’s Feeding Our Neighbors on April 14, Holy Thursday.
Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan helped to distribute bags filled with Goya products and supplies to families in need at St. Jerome’s HANDS Community Center in the Bronx, the company stated.
“During a time of crisis, inflation, and looming food shortages, the Goya family has worked courageously and tirelessly to provide nourishing food to those in need around the Country and around the globe,” Bob Unanue, president and CEO of Goya Foods, said in a statement. “We are grateful to have our work and to have a purpose to rise every morning for God, our families and our Nation. As a result, throughout the year and especially during this Holy Season, we are proud to present the gift of the fruits of our labor to families in need serviced by Catholic Charities.”
Goya has been a supporter of Catholic Charities’ Feeding our Neighbors campaign for the past six years, donating more than 1.8 million pounds of food to New York City residents. In early 2020, as COVID-19 began taking its toll on families, Goya donated 200,000 pounds of food to food banks, food pantries, health care workers, schools, and soup kitchens in New Jersey, New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida and Illinois.