JERSEY CITY, N.J., Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, welcomes His Holiness Pope Francis to the United States and donates 150,000 pounds of food in honor of the Pope's visit.
"We are all so blessed to have His Holiness Pope Francis visit the United States and for the opportunity to donate food in his name to each of the cities that he will visit during his stay," says Bob Unanue, President of Goya Foods. "We are grateful for our partnership with Catholic Charities and will continue to support their efforts in helping those in need."
The food donation will support a vast network of food pantries and emergency food programs through the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese in New York, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. "Pope Francis' visit calls all of us to help those less fortunate," says Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of New York. "Catholic Charities is deeply grateful that Goya has taken that message to heart. Goya's generous food donation will enable thousands of hungry individuals and families to receive nutritious meals. We hope their generosity inspires others to also reach out to their neighbors in need."
The donation is part of the Goya Gives campaign, a series of annual donations initiated in 2011 in celebration of Goya's 75th anniversary that serves to encourage others to participate in the message of helping those in need. The public can also share the #GoyaGives message with friends and family through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information about Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com. For more information about Catholic Charities, please visit www.catholiccharitiesny.org.
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 2,200 high-quality food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; their combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation make them 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: Catholic Charities, a federation of approximately 90 agencies and programs located throughout the 10 counties of the Archdiocese of New York, helps solve the problems of New Yorkers in need – non-Catholics and Catholics alike– with services that protect and nurture children, resolve family crises, assist the hungry and homeless, support the physically and emotionally challenged, and integrate immigrants and refugees. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. For more information on how to donate or volunteer, please visit our website at catholiccharitiesny.org.
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