Jersey City, New Jersey

Jul 27, 2017

#GoyaGives, Encouraging Others To Help Those In Need


Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, donated 10,000 pounds of food to Catholic Charities of Boston in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts. The donation took place on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Cathedral, located at 1400 Washington Street.


“We’re honored to be able to donate much-needed food to Catholic Charities in recognition of the festival’s 50th anniversary and their efforts in bringing the rich culture of Puerto Rico to the community,” said Rafael Toro, Director of Public Relations of Goya Foods. “We always strive to do our part in helping others who need it the most and encourage others to do the same.”


The food will go directly to Catholic Charities’ food pantries in the South End of Boston, Somerville and Dorchester, Massachusetts, serving close to 600 people daily, Monday through Friday. “We are so grateful to Goya for their support. This donation could not have come at a better time as the demand at our food pantries is at its highest during the summer. Goya is making it possible for our staff and volunteers to help provide important safety net services for families in our community,” said Deborah Kincade Rambo, President of Catholic Charities of Boston.


The donation is part of the Goya Gives campaign, a national initiative committed to supporting local communities through social causes. Goya has donated millions of pounds of food to organizations worldwide and continues to support over 250 organizations, events and cultural institutions. “On behalf of the Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts and in honor of our 50th anniversary, we are so grateful to Goya Foods and Catholic Charities in supporting our organization’s mission to give back to the community and to be able to help families throughout Boston,” said Edwin Alicea, President of the Puerto Rican Festival.”


Goya’s annual food donations also serve to encourage consumers to participate in the message and act of helping those in need. Consumers can share the #GoyaGives message with friends and family through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @goyafoods and @CharitiesBoston.




For more information about Goya Foods and the #GoyaGives campaign, please visit




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, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; Goya’s combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings, and convenient preparation make Goya products ideal for every taste and every table. For more information on Goya Foods, please visit


About Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston: For more than 110 years, Catholic Charities has continued its mission of building a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people. As one of the largest providers of social services in Massachusetts, Catholic Charities of Boston offers nearly 90 programs and services in 27 locations. Our service sites throughout Eastern Massachusetts helped nearly 200,000 of our neediest neighbors of all faiths last year.