“For Goya, we have always believed that we have a social responsibility to support our communities and to give back to those less fortunate. To us, it’s not just about providing a monetary donation, but bringing people together to make a positive difference in the lives of others and to celebrate our heritage,” said Bob Unanue, president of Goya Foods and board member of Catholic Charities of New York.
Catholic Charities distributes more than 2.5 million pounds of food each year through the network of food pantries. The donation will go directly to Catholic Charities’ food pantries in the Bronx community and provide 16,667 meals.
“Once again Catholic Charities will benefit from the generous support of Goya, who have chosen to celebrate Dominican week by providing meals to New Yorkers in need. We continue to be grateful for their commitment and that of the Dominican Parade Committee leadership, to highlight, celebrate and provide for one of the many communities our agency is proud to serve,” said Beatriz Diaz Taveras, executive director of Catholic Charities Community Services.
The donation is part of Goya Gives, an initiative that supports local communities through social and environmental causes. Goya has donated millions of pounds of food to organizations worldwide and continues to support more than 300 organizations, events and cultural institutions. “We are once again proud to partner with Goya and Catholic Charities to positively impact the community during our annual food distribution drive and to celebrate our culture and contributions at this year’s benefit gala and parade,” said Wilton Cedeño, chair board of directors of the National Dominican Day Parade of New York.
Founded in 1936, Goya Foods manufactures, packages and distributes more than 2,500 Latin American food and condiments from Spain, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America.