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Goya Foods Donates 100,000 Pounds Of Food To Victims Of Hurricane Isaac In Louisiana

SECAUCUS, N.J., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Goya Foods, America's largest Hispanic-owned food company, will donate 100,000 pounds of Goya products to victims of hurricane Isaac in Louisiana. The donation will be administered and distributed by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, a non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against hunger in south Louisiana through food distribution, education, advocacy and disaster response.

Goya has a long history of providing aid to those impacted by natural disasters and has made significant donations both at home, including those impacted by Hurricane Katrina as well as abroad in Mexico, Haiti, Chile, Peru and El Salvador, among others. "Giving has always been an integral part of not only our culture, but for Goya at large, especially during such difficult times," says Bob Unanue, President of Goya Foods. "We wanted to help all the families and children who were affected by the devastation of Hurricane Isaac and hope that our donation of healthy food products will provide necessary nutrients. We also want to thank Second Harvest Food Bank for their assistance and dedication in this time of need."

The 100,000 pound donation which will produce over 83,000 meals will include healthy products from Goya's MyPlate product line in addition to staple items like rice, beans, canned goods and coconut water. "We are so appreciative of this generous donation by Goya Foods," says Natalie Jayroe, President/CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana. "This donation will help provide a nutritious meal for families in need throughout south Louisiana."

For more information about Goya, please visit www.goya.com

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 2,200 high-quality food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; their combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation make them ideal for every taste and every table.

About Second Harvest Food Bank:

Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana is leading the fight against hunger in south Louisiana through food distribution, education, advocacy and disaster response. Annually, Second Harvest serves approximately 263,000 people through 240 nonprofit and faith-based agencies across 23 south Louisiana parishes – from the Mississippi border to the Texas state line. In any given week, nearly 42,000 people access emergency food services through Second Harvest Food Bank member agencies. Second Harvest Food Bank is an affiliated ministry of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, a member of Feeding America, and a United Way Partner Agency. To learn more or donate food, money or time, please visit www.no-hunger.org. Follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/2ndHarvestGNOA or fan us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/2ndHarvestGNOA.

For more information:
Natalie J. Maniscalco
845.659.6506 / natalie@salseek.com

SOURCE Goya Foods