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Goya Foods has donated over 300,000 pounds of Goya products and over 25,000 meals to victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.
With the aid of City Harvest in New York, The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, The United Way of Hudson County, local elected officials and Goya employees, Goya has already begun to donate products and hot meals to community organizations, shelters and soup kitchens throughout these areas. Product donations include rice, beans, canned meat, hydro health water, coconut water, malta and nectars.
"It has been a devastating time for so many people affected by Hurricane Sandy and we wanted to help out our fellow neighbors in New York and New Jersey by providing families and children with hot meals and food," said Bob Unanue, president of Goya Foods. "We are diligently working with soup kitchens and making food donations over the next few days through the Goya Gives campaign. We encourage others to volunteer their time and to donate food, water, and supplies to all those who are without. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy and we thank everyone who has helped to make this donation possible."
The donation is part of the Goya Gives campaign, a series of donations Goya initiated in 2011 to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Goya Gives serves to encourage others to participate in the message of giving to those in need. Participants can also share and support the Goya Gives message with their friends through Facebook and Twitter, in addition to donating food, supplies or funds directly to The United Way, City Harvest and The Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
"We are grateful to Goya and all the businesses and residents for the outpouring of donations received in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy," said Jerramiah Healy, Mayor of Jersey City. "As we continue to recover from this devastating storm, we know our community will continue to come together to support one another."