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GOYA FOODS TO DONATE OVER THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS OF FOOD TO HELP FEED THE VICTIMS OF HAITI EARTHQUAKE

Secaucus, January 20, 2010. Goya Foods, Inc. the Largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States announced its relief efforts for the victims of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti. Goya, which has a long history of responding to natural disasters around the globe, mobilized immediately after tragedy struck on January 12th. Goya Puerto Rico brought much-needed personnel and supplies to Port-au-Prince and Goya Dominican Republic has been coordinating with Haitian authorities to send food and supplies over the border. Facilities that are participating in the relief effort on the mainland include Goya Foods in Florida, Texas, and New Jersey.  These coordinated efforts will bring over 300,000 pounds of food items to the earthquake victims.

One of the organizations Goya is working with to provide food supplies to the people of Haiti is Florida-based Food for the Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the United States. "We are so very grateful for Goya reaching out at this time to the people of Haiti, who are desperate now more than ever for something to eat," said Angel Aloma, Executive Director of Food For The Poor. "This generous donation will allow us to expedite much needed food and get it into the hands of the hungry."

Bob Unanue, President of Goya Foods, adds “We are profoundly moved by the suffering our brothers and sisters in Haiti are experiencing. The loss of life and the devastation that has affected so many families is unimaginable.  We at Goya are keeping them in our thoughts and in our prayers as they struggle through this terrible tragedy.”

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ABOUT GOYA: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures packages and distributes over 1,600 high-quality food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; their combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation make them ideal for every taste and every table. For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com