TOMS RIVER, N.J., May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost four years after Hurricane Sandy and numerous relocations, the Peoples Pantry, an independently-funded food pantry that opened after the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy in Ocean County, has found a forever home at 1769 Hooper Avenue in Toms River, New Jersey. Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States and celebrating its 80th anniversary, will provide a food donation of up to 1,500 pounds of food each week, totaling a donation of close to 60,000 pounds of food per year.
Conveniently located near the B.E.A.T. Center, the Monmouth Ocean Food Bank and the Jon Bon Jovi's Soul to Soul Kitchen, the Peoples Pantry will be able to fully service the community. "It is important logistically for our clients to be close to the other organizations that also provide services and support," states Patricia Donaghue, Executive Director of Peoples Pantry. "We are always worried about food shortages. I cannot tell you how important it is to our mission of feeding hungry families that Goya Foods has become a strong supporter of the Peoples Pantry. Goya has been a family-run company since 1936 and is truly an American success story. Their generous contributions will allow us to provide fresh and nutritious food to our clients in need. We cannot thank Goya Foods enough for their continued support."
The donation is part of the Goya Gives campaign, a series of annual donations that serves to encourage others to participate in the message and act of helping those in need. "We are proud to support the outstanding work of Peoples Pantry, who are the ones making a difference right here in our communities," says Peter Unanue, Vice President of Goya Foods. "We have always believed in helping those in need and grateful for the commendable efforts of Peoples Pantry in providing those who go without proper nourishment."
The public can also share their moments of giving by using #GoyaGives message on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information about Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com.
About Peoples Pantry: The Peoples Pantry is the busiest food pantry in Ocean County. The pantry is an independently –funded pantry that provides food for people in need. The Pantry is staffed with very important volunteers and also has a work-study program for students in the Toms River Regional School District. The Peoples Pantry is proud to be the recipient of the 2016 WAVE AWARD – Non-Profit of the Year by the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce. For more on the Peoples Pantry and ways to volunteer or donate, please visit www.thepeoplespantry.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 2,500 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
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