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.
About GOYA: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America's largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages, and distributes over 2,500 high-quality food products from Spain, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; Goya's combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation make Goya products ideal for every taste and every table. For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com
About Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York: Currently celebrating their 100th year, Catholic Charities is a federation of approximately 90 agencies and programs located throughout the 10 counties of the Archdiocese of New York, helping to solve the problems of New Yorkers in need – non-Catholics and Catholics alike – with services that protect and nurture children, strengthen families and resolve crises, assist the hungry and homeless, support the physically and emotionally challenged, and integrate immigrants and refugees.
In 2017, Catholic Charities is marking a 100-year legacy of service and launching the next century of providing help and creating hope for New Yorkers in need. Catholic Charities is recommitting to providing basic human services that are efficient, effective, accountable and caring – and to being a valued partner in building the fabric of a caring New York. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. For more information on how to donate or volunteer, please visit our website at catholiccharitiesny.org.
About the Dominican Day Parade in New York: Since reconstituted in 2015, the Dominican Day Parade Organization has been a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to celebrate the cultural heritage of people who trace their ancestry to the Dominican Republic either by birth or descent. The organization promotes and supports the contributions of people of Dominican ancestry. We acknowledge the heritage and contributions of the Dominican community throughout the world.
We celebrate the richness of the Dominican culture, folklore and popular traditions for generations to come, as highlighted when we celebrate several community outreach programs and cultural events leading up to our annual benefit gala culminating in the celebration of our parade the 2nd Sunday of the month of August appropriately on the Avenue of the Americas. Follow us on #DRPARADEUSA and Facebook Dominican parade. For more information on how to donate, participate or volunteer, please visit our website at dominicanparade.org
SOURCE Goya Foods