JERSEY CITY, N.J., Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Goya Foods, America's largest Hispanic-owned food company, in partnership with the United States Congressman Elect Adriano Espailliat donated 10,000 pounds of Goya products, including canned beans, vegetables, crackers, and nectars, to the victims of the floods in the Dominican Republic.
"Over 20,000 people have been evacuated from their homes and are without food. When Congressman Adriano Espailliat contacted us for help, we didn't hesitate. We have worked quickly with officials and our Goya team in the Dominican Republic to ensure that the people who need it the most directly received the food," says Bob Unanue, President of Goya Foods. "Our prayers go out to all those affected and we thank everyone who has helped to make this donation possible." The donation is part of the Goya Gives campaign, a series of annual donations that serves to encourage others to participate in both the message and act of helping those in need. Goya has a long history of providing aid to those impacted by natural disasters and has made significant donations worldwide, including states affected by Hurricane Sandy, Katrina and Isaac, as well as in Ecuador, Mexico, Haiti, Chile, Peru and El Salvador.