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Part of the ‘Can Do’ Campaign Launch to Benefit Feeding America and Local Food Banks as part of the Goya Gives Initiative
Chicagoland, IL – June 28, 2017 – Goya Foods, America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, will donate 40,000 pounds of food to Northern Illinois Food Bank. This is part of the national launch of the ‘Can Do’ campaign, a yearlong series of consumer product promotions and food donations to benefit Feeding America and local food banks. A minimum of 600,000 pounds of Goya products will be donated to families and individuals throughout the United States who lack access to nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate meals.
The ‘Can Do’ campaign is part of Goya Gives, a national initiative committed to promoting and supporting the overall wellbeing of communities through social responsibility, environmental initiatives and company values. “We’re very proud to launch this new program and to support Feeding America’s incredible work,” said Bob Unanue, President of Goya Foods. “The ‘Can Do’ program is part of the expansion of our Goya Gives initiative that not only demonstrates our corporate responsibility, but solidifies our dedication to social causes and the values we hold true to the foundation of Goya Foods.”
The ‘Can Do’ campaign kicked off June 1, 2017 and will end May 31, 2018. For every can of GOYA® Refried Beans purchased during the month of June, Goya will donate an average of four ounces of Goya food products to Feeding America. Throughout the course of the year, Goya will feature a different product promotion and donate four ounces of Goya products each time, including GOYA® Coconut Water during August, and GOYA® Refried Beans and GOYA® Ready to Eat Red Label Beans during September. Consumers are provided with the opportunity to be a part of the ‘Can Do’ campaign and Feeding America’s fight to end hunger in the United States.
“Feeding America is excited to partner with Goya Foods,” said Karen Hanner, Managing Director of Manufacturing Partnerships at Feeding America. “With 42 million people in the U.S. facing hunger, we welcome new partners to the table to help us provide more food to people in need.”
For details on this donation, please visit www.goya.com/goyagives. Learn more about Feeding America and how it supports local food banks at www.FeedingAmerica.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 Spain, the Caribbean Islands, 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
About Feeding America: Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the Unites States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 46 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry.
About Northern Illinois Rood Bank: Northern Illinois Food Bank leads the Northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships. Since 1983, food manufacturers, local grocers, corporations, foundations, and individuals have come together to donate food and funds, and evaluate and repack food for distribution to 800 community food pantries and feeding programs serving more than 71,500 hungry neighbors each week across 13 counties. That commitment provided 62.5 million meals to those in need in FY16. Northern Illinois Food Bank has received a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator for 13 consecutive years. Find out how you can Volunteer, Donate and Get Involved at www.SolveHungerToday.org, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Northern Illinois Food Bank is a member of Feeding America.