Jersey City, New Jersey-based Goya and Goya Europa, the European arm of Goya Foods Inc., will distribute hundreds of thousands of pounds of food to the people of Ukraine in response to the international call for critical aid.
Through the company’s facilities and distributors throughout Europe, the company is positioned to provide humanitarian aid and quickly mobilize products to Ukraine and Poland, where many refugees are fleeing.
“Through our Goya Gives global initiative, Goya has always been at the forefront of disaster and humanitarian relief efforts, however, this is a historic attack and genocide on innocent civilians and we cannot sit back and do nothing,” said Bob Unanue, president and CEO of Goya Foods.
“Goya Europa’s strategic location allows us to react with immediate assistance. We have already begun handling the logistics of sending the food through our distribution partners in Poland and Ukraine,” said William Unanue, general manager of Goya Europa.
Through Goya Gives, the company donated over 4.5 million pounds of food during the pandemic, over 1 million pounds of food to the people of Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria, over 400,000 pounds of food to the starving people of Venezuela during governmental unrest, and over a million pounds of food to Haiti during the earthquake, and at home during Superstorm Sandy, and Hurricanes Isaac, Harvey, Irene and Ida.
Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company. The company manufactures, packages, and distributes over 2,500 high-quality food products from Spain, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Its products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world.
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