Goya Foods has donated 300,000 pounds of food to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York's "Feeding Our Neighbors" campaign. The food will support a network of food pantries and emergency food programs throughout the area.
"We have been blessed to be able to help those who need it the most and to support organizations like Catholic Charities that have a tremendous impact on so many lives," noted Goya President Bob Unanue. "We thought it was important to not only provide food to help feed thousands of New Yorkers in need during the holiday season, but to also send food to the unaccompanied children throughout the country."
With the support of Goya, Feeding Our Neighbors extends its reach beyond the New York area to support other Catholic Charities agencies in communities that are providing services to unaccompanied minors arriving from Central America. Food will also be distributed to the regions of Central Florida and Southern California by agencies of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition.
This year's Feeding Our Neighbors campaign runs from Jan. 25 through Feb. 1, 2015. Founded in 1936, Goya Foods Inc. is America's largest Hispanic-owned food company.