Goya Foods Donates 34,580 Pounds of Food to Food Bank of Central New York as Part of the Goya Gives 'Can Do' Campaign

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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Goya Foods donates 34,580 pounds of food to Food Bank of Central New York, as part of the Goya Gives ‘Can Do’ campaign.

The food donation is made in the name of Goya retailer Price Chopper for their support and participation. The donation is part of the first installment of the 1.5 million pounds of food (1.25 million meals) raised over the course of six months that will go to Feeding America and will be distributed to families and individuals throughout the United States.

“The Can Do campaign is one of the many ways that Goya gives back and helps to bring people together to do good for our communities,” said Bob Unanue, President of Goya Foods. “We are grateful for the work of our local food banks who have the means to distribute good food to those who lack the access to nutritious, affordable, and culturally appropriate meals.”

“Receiving donations of well known products is helpful in providing wholesome meals to the families we serve,” stated Kathleen Stress, Executive Director of Food Bank of Central New York. “We are thankful for such ‘Can Do’ partners as Goya Foods. These staple items will help families enjoy nutritious foods to prepare meals in their homes, making the issue of food insecurity a lessened burden for those in need.”

The ‘Can Do’ campaign is a yearlong series of consumer product promotions that was launched in June 2017 and ends in June 2018. Each month throughout the course of the year, Goya has featured a different product that consumers can purchase to participate in the overall donation. For every GOYA® product purchased during the designated month, Goya will donate additional products to Feeding America.

For more information about Goya Gives and the ‘Can Do’ campaign, please visit Goya.com/goyagives.

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