We have been faced with an UNPRECEDENTED NATIONAL CRISIS. Indeed, we have faced hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters in different locations over the years; this however, is a global storm of historic proportions!
We have received an overwhelming demand for food in grocery stores around the country and the world. Our incredible Goya family has been working 24/7 to make sure that supermarket shelves are stocked with our products and consumers can get what they need for their families.
I am moved with emotion and pride to see first-hand the incredible reaction, sacrifice, dedication and passion as we all work tirelessly to provide our NATION with the necessary food for their tables at home!
I cannot express the gratitude, appreciation and love for our Goya family including our retailers who continue to work together though this historic moment in our lives!
God Bless you all, our Country and all Humanity,
President of Goya Foods
Goya has a longstanding history of donating millions of pounds of food in times of disaster and desperate need through the company’s global program Goya Gives.
We understand that this is going to be a tough time for many and we will continue to help support families, students, and our communities in need. We are prepared to do our part and help in any way we can.
· In March and April 2020, Goya donated over 300,000 pounds of food, equivalent to over 270,000 meals, to organizations, food banks, food pantries and soup kitchens, as well as over 20,000 protective masks across the nation to those facing hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.
· Donations were made directly to Catholic Charities of New York and Newark, Food Education Fund, The Sisters of Life, The NY Common Pantry in partnership with New York City FC, City Harvest in New York City, The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Secaucus Food Pantry, families of Cristo Rey High School, Jersey City Medical Center, The City of Jersey City for the Homeless, Holy Name Hospital, and Kingsborough Community College; Caring for Friends in Philadelphia; Feeding South Florida; The Houston Food Bank, Latino Learning Centers Inc., Tejano Center for Community Concerns, Texas Feeding Alliance and Catholic Charities of San Antonio in Texas; The Salvation Army Little Village, Catholic Charities Casa Latina and Children's Hunger Fund in Chicago. With the support of each organization, the food has been and will continue to be distributed to families, children, homeless and the elderly communities.
· On March 13, 2020, Goya donated 18,225 meals through the Food Education Fund to students and families of six public high schools in New York City including Food & Finance High School, Facing History High School, Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction, Manhattan Bridges High School, P.S. 138 - District 75, and High School for Hospitality Management.
Goya Gives not only demonstrates our corporate/social responsibility but solidifies our dedication to social causes and the values we hold true to the foundation of Goya Foods. It is also a way for us to interact with our consumers and customers by encouraging them to participate and to help others in need.