Goya Foods Donates 18K+ Meals to NYC Students and Families
In anticipation of the financial impact caused by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) epidemic, Goya Foods donated 18,225 meals to students of six New York City high schools.
The recipient schools were:
Food and Finance High School
High School of Hospitality Management
Facing History High School
Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction
Manhattan Bridges High School
P.S. 138 District 75 School
As city schools begin to take precautions, New York families feel the burden at home. Goya Foods, America's largest Hispanic-owned food company, has a longstanding history of donating millions of pounds of food in times of disaster and desperate need through the company's global program Goya Gives.
"We understand that this is going to be a tough few weeks for many and we wanted to help support families and students during this time, who often only eat a healthy meal while attending school," Goya President Bob Unanue said. "We're prepared to do our part and help in any way we can."
Each student at all six high schools will receive a bag filled with:
- a 5-pound bag of Goya rice
- a 1-pound bag of Goya black beans
- a 1-pound bag of Goya pink beans
- two 16.9-ounce tetra of Goya coconut water
"Goya is providing comfort and sustenance in a time of great uncertainty for our students and their families,” said Nan Shipley, board chair of the Food Education Fund. “Goya's generosity reminds us that in a time of crisis, we all have a role to play to address the needs of at-risk families.”
Goya executives donated the first round of donations to all students at the Food and Finance High School on March 13. The remainder of the food donation will be distributed over the next week to students.