Goya Foods donates 200K pounds of food, 20K masks nationwide during COVID-19 pandemic

By Emily Bader
Jersey City | Apr 9, 2020 at 11:57 am

Goya Foods announced on Thursday it has made an initial donation of 200,000 pounds of food (equivalent to 170,000 meals) and 20,000 protective masks to organizations across the nation.

The Jersey City-based Hispanic-owned food company said it will continue its donation spree amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are faced with an unprecedented national crisis and Goya has always stepped up to the plate in times of desperate need. As an essential business, our Goya teams are working 24/7 to meet the overwhelming demand for food and ensure that supermarket shelves nationwide are stocked with nourishing products, while also providing food to communities who are food insecure or not able to get to supermarkets,” Bob Unanue, president of Goya Foods, said.

Donations were made directly to Catholic Charities of New York and Newark; Food Education Fund; The Sisters of Life; The NY Common Pantry in partnership with New York City FC; City Harvest in New York City; The Community FoodBank of New Jersey; Secaucus Food Pantry; families of Cristo Rey High School; Jersey City Medical Center; The City of Jersey City for the Homeless; Holy Name Hospital; Kingsborough Community College; Caring for Friends in Philadelphia; Feeding South Florida; The Houston Food Bank; Latino Learning Centers Inc.; Tejano Center for Community Concerns; Texas Feeding Alliance; Catholic Charities of San Antonio in Texas; The Salvation Army Little Village; Catholic Charities Casa Latina; and Children’s Hunger Fund in Chicago.

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