Largest Hispanic-owned food company in U.S. supports Latino social services organization
PHILADELPHIA, PA—(December 21, 2020)—Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States donated food to help feed families and $10,000 to Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) to support the organization’s annual holiday toy drive for children in APM programs during the holiday season.
“This time of year is especially difficult for underserved Philadelphia families, and the pandemic has presented them with even more challenges,” said APM President and CEO Nilda Ruiz. “Thanks to Goya’s generous donation and their dedication to giving back to our communities, these toys will bring light and hope to children and their loved ones during the holidays.”
While COVID-19 and the economic recession continue to strain families and restrict access to basic social services in unprecedented ways, APM and Goya continue to provide food and services to those in need. This donation is part of the company’s Goya Gives program Working for Our Country campaign. By the end of the year, Goya will have donated over 3.5 million pounds of food since the start of the pandemic.
“Today’s donation brings people together to help those who are in need during a time of uncertainty and hardship. Especially during the holiday season, we are so grateful to work with organizations like APM, who also care about helping to make a difference in our communities,” said Rafael Toro, Director of Public Relations of Goya Foods.
In addition to this donation, Goya is a proud sponsor of APM’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Throughout 2020, APM has connected residents across Philadelphia to honor the past, present and future work of one of the city’s leading social services organizations. This included a four-part Speaker Series, bringing together thought leaders, experts and activists to discuss issues central to APM and the impacts of COVID-19.
In its 50 years helping Philadelphians, APM’s programs provide assistance to tens of thousands of Philadelphians annually in the areas of family services, early childhood education, community and economic development, and behavioral health. APM programs serve 1,800 children, all of whom live in low-income neighborhoods. Serving more than 40,000 residents each year, APM is poised to bring its energy to families in 2021 and beyond.
Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) is a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of life for residents of Greater Philadelphia through direct service and outreach. We offer a full spectrum of bilingual and culturally sensitive social services related to education, health, human services and community and economic development.
About Goya Foods
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
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