The GOYA company has just become part of the long list of companies that are standing in solidarity with the public to help in the face of the crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
This Tuesday, spokespersons for the company based in Jersey City, New Jersey, announced a donation of 18,000 food rations for students from schools in New York.
Schools benefited include: 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, and PS 138, in District 75.
"Goya has always come out to help in times of need, so when we heard that there could be students who could run out of healthy foods, we immediately offered our help," Bob Unanue, President of Goya Foods, told People en Español in a statement obtained by People in spanish. "We know that these will be difficult weeks for many families and we are prepared to do everything we can to help."
The youngsters received a bag of 5 pounds of rice, one pound of black beans, one pound of pink beans, and two 16.9-ounce packages of GOYA coconut water. The first donation took place this Friday, March 13 and the rest are expected to be delivered in the coming days.
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The laudable gesture occurs just a few hours after President Donald Trump declared a National Emergency, releasing federal funds from FEMA and others to help the population in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has already claimed more than 7,500 victims worldwide and that the United States already has more than 6,100 infected at the close of this note.
The quarantine imposed on the infected and the isolation to which hundreds of people have been subjected has caused concern among various organizations that have sounded alarms for possible food problems, especially among the most vulnerable population and those most in need.
"We are working to ensure that the millions of children who depend on school meals can access the food they need during this emergency," said spokesmen No Kid Hungry, one of many organizations that are fighting the problem at the national level and one of The main ones in supporting the request to the Senate for emergency funding for the Supplemental Assistance Program (SNAP).
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