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Largest Hispanic-owned food company in the U.S. to shelters

JERSEY CITY, N. J., The largest Hispanic-owned food company in the country has pledged to donate than 125,000 pounds of food to an agency dedicated to serving the less fortunate in northern New Jersey.

Jersey City-based Goya Foods send 10,000 pounds of food each month to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark, which will distribute the goods to shelters in Essex, Hudson, Bergen and Union counties.

The company has also committed a one-time donation of $10,000 to the archdiocese that will benefit Hope House in Jersey City and St. Rocco’s Family Shelter in Newark.

Catholic Charities CEO John Westervelt, says the funds will pay for the renovation of recreational spaces, facilities, and extra food and clothing for homeless families.

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