The food donation, equal to more than 52,500 meals, was then distributed to families in need throughout the state, they said.
“This is our fourth annual Day of Service with the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center at the FoodBank, and each year our employees jump at the opportunity to lend a hand for such a worthy cause,” Bob Unanue, president of Goya Foods, said. “Through Goya Gives, we have donated millions of pounds of food worldwide, but we know that there is also a dire need from those who are food insecure right here in our home state of New Jersey.”
The Devils hosted three food drives during home games this season and collected more than 30,000 pounds of canned goods. Goya then matched the Devils’ food drive, donating an additional 31,000 pounds of food.
“Once again, we are proud to work alongside our great friends and partners Goya Foods, and continue to be inspired by partnerships with forward-thinking organizations who share our values for community engagement and service,” Adam Davis, chief revenue officer, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, said. “The efforts of Goya Foods and Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment employee volunteers, alongside our beloved Devils alumni reinforces the community mission of the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center in both Newark and the great state of New Jersey.”
“Long-standing partners like Goya, the New Jersey Devils, and the Prudential Center are the lifeblood of our organization,” Carlos M. Rodriguez, CEO and president of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, said. “Their food donations allow us to provide nutritious, culturally appropriate meals to neighbors in need, and their Day of Service is something that we look forward to every year.”