After the passage of Hurricane Irma, and recognizing the importance of the aid needed by thousands of people in Puerto Rico and the British and French Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, Goya Puerto Rico has begun distributing more than 100,000 pounds of nonperishable products among the victims.
Carlos Unanue, president of the company, announced that food distribution has started for the refugees arriving from the Virgin Islands at Luis Muñoz Marin Airport; and in the coming days, Goya will be distributing products for residents in the municipal islands of Culebra, Vieques, as well as in Loíza and Canóvanas.
"We must all contribute to helping those affected by the passage of Hurricane Irma, which although it was not so devastating in Puerto Rico, it definitely left thousands of people severely affected by losing their homes and belongings in some municipalities and several Caribbean islands", Unanue said.
The help provided by Goya Puerto Rico will be channeled through nonprofit organizations operating in the affected communities, both in Puerto Rico and in the rest of the Caribbean. "We want to be sure that the aid will reach the people who need it the most, which is why we are channeling our help through reliable organizations that are committed to the communities they serve.
"We are hoping for a quick emotional and physical recovery of all those affected by this catastrophic hurricane that devastated the Caribbean," said the president of Goya Puerto Rico.
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 2,500 high-quality food products from Spain, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; Goya’s combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings, and convenient preparation make Goya products ideal for every taste and every table. For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com