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Catholic Charities New York Partner Goya Foods Donates 444,000 Pounds of Food to Venezuela Humanitarian Effort

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Goya Foods, America’s largest Latino food company, announced that it will commit to donating 440,000 pounds of food, equivalent to 200 metric tons, to the people of Venezuela. In collaboration with the US Government, Goya is coordinating delivery of the truckload of product from the Goya Huston, Texas facility to Colombia before entering the border of Venezuela.

Annually, Goya Gives donates 300,000 pounds of food to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York to help feed the hungry. “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 Catholic Charities Executive Director Monsignor Kevin Sullivan about Goya Gives at New York’s Dominican Day Parade. Much of the donated food is distributed through the Bronx Food Distribution Center to a network of 18 pantries and other food programs in the South Bronx and Upper Manhattan.

CCNY Exec. Dir. Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, Photo Credit: Catholic Charities of New York

Goya also plays an active role in over 300 organizations, events, and scholarships worldwide including providing food donations during times of crisis in the United States, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Mexico, Haiti, Chile, Peru, and El Salvador.

“We unite with our brothers and sisters in Venezuela to bring nourishing food during a time of desperate need,” said Bob Unanue, President of Goya Foods. “I commend the support of the United States and other countries, private and public entities, and individuals who are also working diligently to ensure that the people of Venezuela receive food, water, and aid.”

Read more at Abasto. Catholic Charities New York’s blogs also feature content about Goya Foods at New York’s Dominican Day Parade and learn more about our partnership helping feed the hungry of New York.