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Goya Foods Donated 10,000 Pounds Of Food To Catholic Charities In Recognition Of The Dominican Day Parade In New York - PR NEWS WIRE

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, donates 10,000 pounds of food to Catholic Charities of New York in recognition of the Dominican Day Parade in New York City on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Washington Heights Ecumenical Food Pantry located at 4111 Broadway, New York, NY 10033.

"What better way to celebrate the Dominican Day Parade than by helping others and giving back to our community," said Rafael Toro, Director of Public Relations of Goya Foods.  "To Goya, it's not just about donating food or money, but about making a difference in the lives of our consumers and their families."   

The food will go directly to Catholic Charities' food pantries, where it will be distributed to hundreds of families in need.  "We are grateful for the ongoing generosity of Goya and their support in our mission to providing meals to all hungry New Yorkers in need," said Executive Director, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan. "In celebrating Dominican Week, we highlight one of the many communities our agencies are proud to serve."

The donation is part of the Goya Gives campaign, a national initiative committed to supporting local communities through social causes.  Goya has donated millions of pounds of food to organizations worldwide and continues to support over 250 organizations, events and cultural institutions.  "We are proud to partner with Goya in the spirit of our Dominican culture, which embraces community and service," said Maria Khury, Chair, Board of Directors of the Dominican Day Parade. "Catholic Charities fights hunger, among many other causes, and it is our distinct honor that Goya is making this significant donation in recognition of our mission."

Goya's annual food donations also serve to encourage consumers to participate in the message and act of helping those in need. Consumers can share the #GoyaGives message with friends and family through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @goyafoods and @CathCharitiesNY ‏

For more information about Goya Foods and the #GoyaGives campaign, please visit www.goya.com.