Jersey City, New Jersey-based Goya Foods, one of the largest Hispanic-owned food companies in the U.S., is distributing an initial donation of 40,000 pounds of food to victims of Hurricane Ida.

With the assistance of Global Empowerment Mission, 20,000 pounds of non-perishable food products will be packed in boxes for families and 20,000 pounds of food will go to the CO Living Word/Bethany Church in Schriever, Louisiana.

“Supporting the communities that we serve is in Goya’s DNA,” said Bob Unanue, president and CEO of Goya Foods. “Through our Goya Gives program, our commitment to helping those in need is stronger than ever, and we are grateful for the partnerships we have in order to provide the resources that are desperately needed. We send our prayers and love to all those who have been affected by the hurricane.”

Goya has provided millions of pounds of nourishing food worldwide. Since the start of the pandemic, Goya has donated more than 4.5 million pounds of food. During Hurricane Maria, Goya donated over one million pounds of food to the people of Puerto Rico, in addition to the starving people of Venezuela during governmental unrest, to the people of Haiti during the earthquake, and at home during Superstorm Sandy, and Hurricanes Isaac, Harvey and Irene.

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Founded in 1936, Goya Foods Inc. manufactures, packages and distributes more than 2,500 high-quality food products from Spain, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world.

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