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GOYA FOODS DONATED 10,000 POUNDS OF HEALTHY FOOD PRODUCTS TO CITY HARVEST

Creating Awareness of My Plate/Mi Plato’s Healthy Eating for All Communities

Goya Foods, the largest, Hispanic-owned U.S. food company donated 10,000 pounds of healthy and low-sodium food products, in the name of musical artist Juan Luis Guerra, to City Harvest, the world's first food rescue organization dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry, in effort to encourage health and wellness in all communities and to create awareness of MyPlate, or MiPlato, a nationwide campaign lead by Goya and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.  MyPlate, or MiPlato, is the USDA’s new educational tool to assist families in making healthy meal choices and proper portions.  On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at Give Them to Eat Food pantry at Bronx Spanish Evangelical Church located at 800 East 156th Street, Bronx, Goya Foods and City Harvest distributed to over 300 people, fresh produce and Goya products, six Latin recipes for healthy meals and Michelle Obama’s ten tips on “how to” lead a healthy lifestyle. 

**Goya Foods donated a total of 20,000 pounds to City Harvest in New York and to the Corpus Christi Assistance Center in Miami, in the name of Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra, who will perform at the Goya Concert Series at Radio City in New York on March 10th and at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on March 17th.

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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 2,200 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.

About City Harvest:

Now serving New York City for 30 years, City Harvest (www.CityHarvest.org) is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women, and children. This year, City Harvest will collect more than 33 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to some 600 community food programs throughout New York City by a fleet of trucks and bikes. City Harvest helps feed the more than one million New Yorkers that face hunger each year.

City Harvest also addresses issues that surround hunger in New York City by supporting affordable access to nutritious food in low-income communities, educating individuals, families, and communities in the prevention of diet-related diseases, channeling a greater amount of fresh produce into high-need areas, and enhancing the ability of agency partners to feed hungry men, women, and children.