Goya Foods, through its Goya Gives global initiative, has partnered with Global Empowerment Mission to send continuous food shipments for those affected by the recent earthquakes in Malatya, Turkey.
G.E.M.’s Miami headquarters is consolidating donations from around the country, and Goya’s Florida and Texas facilities with daily shipments of food, water and humanitarian aid to Turkey.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the over 19,000 victims, their families, the first responders, and the people of Turkey in this historic disaster. Michael Capponi, Founder of G.E.M. was already on the ground within 48 hours in Turkey when we received his call for help,” said Bob Unanue, president and CEO of Goya Foods.
“Although we always respond to crises around the world, this is especially heartbreaking due to the sheer number of souls lost.”
Through its foundation, the distributor is at the forefront of natural disasters and humanitarian relief efforts, donating millions of pounds of food each year in the U.S. and worldwide.
Goya has donated food and supplies during several natural disasters in 2022, including those affected by the blizzard in Buffalo, hurricane victims in Florida and those affected by the war in Ukraine. The company returned to Ukraine later in the year to provide rosaries and additional food, water and other supplies.
To learn more about Goya Gives, visit goya.com.