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Goya Steps Up to the Plate for Food Insecurity

Goya Foods, with Meadowlands facilities in Secaucus and Jersey City,  recently participated in an event in Boston to raise awareness about healthcare, selfcare, and food insecurity.

The 1st annual Tu Salud Latino Health and Wellness Fair at Fenway Park in Boston focused on raising awareness about food insecurity while also helping people learn about obtaining health insurance.

The wellness fair emphasized the importance of taking care of one’s health, and attendees received gift bags that included food products from GOYA.

Rafael Toro, Goya Foods Director of Public Relations, helped kick off the free community event at a press conference with the Latino media outlet El Mundo Boston. Goya, a third-generation family-owned company, donated 10,000 pounds of food products included as part of gift bags for the festival.

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Aside from learning about self care and insurance options, the day included food, music and activities. There were attractions for all ages, interactive games, family activities, dance, entertainment, and information about health coverage.

Aside from Goya, the free event for the community was held in partnership with MLB team Boston Red Sox, along with El Mundo, and the Massachusetts Health Connector.

Looking ahead, Goya is also participating in the 41st Anniversary of the National Dominican Day Parade in Manhattan on Sunday, Aug 13. The 6th Avenue parade steps off at 1 p.m.

Register to march in the parade, volunteer, or sponsor. The Dominican Day Parade started in 1982 and takes place in New York City on the second Sunday of August celebrating the heritage and contribution of all Americans of Dominican origin.

Marching proceeds from south to north, beginning on 38th Street. A gala is held on the second Friday in August before Sunday’s parade.

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Headquartered in Jersey City, Goya Foods was founded in 1933 and has 26 facilities across the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Spain. It is under third-generation ownership of the Spanish-American Unanue family.

Goya manufactures and distributes products from the Spanish, Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Mexican, Cuban and Central and South American cuisine. The company’s products are sold in stores and supermarket chains throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and international markets.

Cindy Capitani is the Communications & Content Manager at the Meadowlands Chamber. Send press releases and inquiries to ccapitani@meadowlands.org.