Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Friday 23 July |
Saint of the Day: St. Bridget of Sweden
home iconNews
line break icon

NY Catholic Charities recieves 10,000 lbs of food from Goya


Goya Foods | Facebook | Fair Use

J-P Mauro - published on 08/14/19 - updated on 08/14/19

Goya Foods donates hundreds of thousands of pounds of food each year to fulfill its "social responsibility."

In honor of the National Dominican Day Parade of New York, Goya Foods has donated 10.000 pounds of food to Catholic Charities of New York.

The donation comes as a part of Goya Gives, which the company specializing in prepared Latin and Caribbean foods describes on its website as a global initiative based on a “social responsibility” to “promote culture and benefit overall community wellness.” Over the years, Goya Gives has donated millions of pounds of food to victims of various disasters worldwide, including Hurricane Sandy, Isaac, Harvey, Irene, and Maria, as well as the earthquake in Haiti.

Yahoo News reports that the food will be directed to food pantries in the Bronx, which will be able to provide 16,667 meals, all from this one donation. Beatriz Diaz Taveras, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Community Services, told Yahoo: 

“We continue to be grateful for their commitment and that of the Dominican Parade Committee leadership, to highlight, celebrate and provide for one of the many communities our agency is proud to serve.”

Bob Unanue, President of Goya Foods and Board Member of Catholic Charities of New York, commented on Goya’s “social responsibility” to support local communities and to “give back to those less fortunate.” He said:

“To us, it’s not just about providing a monetary donation, but bringing people together to make a positive difference in the lives of others and to celebrate our heritage.”

Goya Foods is the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States. Since its establishment in 1936, Goya has maintained a practice of donating annually to worthy causes. The company continues to support over 300 organizations, events, and cultural institutions, as well as local communities. 

Goya encourages all its customers to take part in its charitable endeavors by donating to the cause or raising awareness on Social Media with #GoyaGives. For more information on the Goya Gives mission, visit the company website.

CatholicCharityFoodNew York
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Top 10
Kathleen N. Hattrup
2 Bible verses when you’re weary down to the soul
Cerith Gardiner
8 Powerful quotes from Nightbirde that will fill you with hope
John Burger
Alumni sue after this Catholic saint’s name was removed fro...
J-P Mauro
Italian police dressed as priests nab scammers disguised as cardi...
Daniel Esparza
Who are the cherubim in the Bible?
Blessed Carlo Acutis
J-P Mauro
The Diocese of Brooklyn acquires first-class relic of Bl. Carlo A...
Philip Kosloski
Why is Latin the official language of the Church, instead of Aram...
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.