Goya gives millions of pounds of products to U.S. food banks

By Emily Bader
Jersey City | Jul 10, 2020 at 11:06 am

Goya Foods, a Jersey City-based, Hispanic-owned food company, announced on Friday it has donated 1 million cans of chickpeas and 1 million pounds of products to food banks throughout the United States that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program is part of the Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, an executive order implemented to improve Hispanic American’s access to educational and economic opportunities.

“I am honored to be a part of the Hispanic Prosperity Initiative and to support and celebrate the contributions of the Hispanic community. We are committed to our country and the need to give back because it is the right thing to do,” Bob Unanue, president of Goya Foods, said. “Our country faces a time of historic challenge but we will meet that challenge together and continue to work towards greatness, focus on a strong recovery, and hold onto the hope for a healthier future for all.”

Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | @emilybader