JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Goya Foods, in partnership with the New Jersey Devils, and Prudential Center donated 61,265 pounds of food to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and hosted its annual Day of Service with over 30 employee volunteers from each company to help pack a portion of the products. The food donation, equal to 52,796 meals, was then distributed to families in need throughout New Jersey.
"This is our fourth annual Day of Service with the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center at the FoodBank, and each year our employees jump at the opportunity to lend a hand for such a worthy cause," said Bob Unanue, President of Goya Foods. "Through Goya Gives, we have donated millions of pounds of food worldwide, but we know that there is also a dire need from those who are food insecure right here in our home state of New Jersey."
During the season, the New Jersey Devils hosted three food drives during home games at Prudential Center and collected a total of 30,265 pounds of canned goods from Devils fans. "Once again, we are proud to work alongside our great friends and partners Goya Foods, and continue to be inspired by partnerships with forward-thinking organizations who share our values for community engagement and service," said Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment CRO Adam Davis. "The efforts of Goya Foods and Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment employee volunteers, alongside our beloved Devils alumni reinforces the community mission of the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center in both Newark and the great state of New Jersey."
As part of Goya's yearly sponsorship of Prudential Center and the company's commitment to supporting the community through its charitable arm, Goya Gives, Goya matched the Devils' fan food drive, donating an additional 31,000 pounds of food to generate a total of 61,265 pounds of food. "Long-standing partners like Goya, the New Jersey Devils, and the Prudential Center are the lifeblood of our organization," said Carlos M. Rodriguez, President & CEO of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. "Their food donations allow us to provide nutritious, culturally appropriate meals to neighbors in need, and their Day of Service is something that we look forward to every year."
Thirty Goya, New Jersey Devils, and Prudential Center employees, along with Devils Alumni members including Bruce Driver, Grant Marshall and Colin White volunteered their time to sort and pack a portion of the donation at FoodBank of New Jersey as part of the Day of Service on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
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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. The combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation makes Goya products ideal for every taste and every table. For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com.
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