Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the U.S., is delivering 220,000-pounds of food to the people of Venezuela during severe food shortages. It is the second installment of a 400,000-pound food donation, which is part of the company’s #GoyaGivesGlobal campaign and made possible with the assistance from the Venezuelan Embassy in the U.S., humanitarian agencies, charitable organizations and the United Nations.
“We thank Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the U.S., Carlos Vecchio, for his support in making Goya’s donation possible and safely delivering the food directly to the people who need it the most. La Gran Familia Goya offers our prayers and the gift of the fruits of our labor for our brothers and sisters in Venezuela who are in desperate need,” said Bob Unanue, president of Goya Foods.
“Thank you, Goya for the important donation of critical humanitarian aid to Venezuela. Goya continues to show its on-going commitment to the dramatic situation that the people of Venezuela are going through. For the Interim Government of President Juan Guaidó, it is a priority to attend to the Venezuelans who are suffering from lack of food, medicine and other basic necessities. These 220,000 pounds of important donation have been distributed directly in Venezuela by entities specialized in humanitarian aid,” said Vecchio.
Through Goya Gives, a global program committed to promoting the overall well-being of communities through social responsibility, environmental initiatives and company values, Goya supports each year nearly 300 charitable endeavors, scholarships and events. Since the start of the pandemic, the company has donated more than 3.5 million pounds of food and 20,000 protective masks.
Founded in 1936, Goya Foods Inc. is a Jersey City, New Jersey-based food company and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments.