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Goya Donates Almost a Ton of Food to Help Corona Families in Need

Goya Food delivery to I.S. 61 (photo provided by Queens Borough President’s office)

June 30, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company has donated almost a ton of packaged and canned food to a school in Corona.

Goya Foods partnered with the Queens Borough President’s office to deliver the items to I.S. 61, located at 98-50 50th Ave., on Tuesday.

The contribution aims to help local families in need that are suffering economic hardship due to the pandemic. Corona has been one of the city’s hardest-hit communities with 443 deaths and 4,757 positive cases, according to the latest data for the 11368 zipcode

Food insecurity, a persistent problem in the area, was exacerbated by COVID-19 and the subsequent economic crisis, according to Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee.

Lee said that the donation by Goya Foods was critical, as the borough tries to tackle the issue.

“Goya Foods has been a tremendous partner in helping to stem the tide here in Queens,” Lee said in a statement.

Red pimientos, lentils, and black beans made up some of the delivery which weighed a total of 1,829 pounds. Other foods donated were chickpeas and vegetable barley soup.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey helped transport the food from a Goya storage facility in New Jersey to Queens.

Lee said that the donation augmented an effort undertaken by teachers at I.S. 61 over the past few months.

Teachers at the school purchased groceries and delivered them directly to the homes of students and their families, Lee said.

“They have gone extra miles with love to support their kids and families in communities hardest hit by this devastating public health and economic crisis,” she said.

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Ana Monne

Love what Goya is doing I am a person in need of food I have disability but no car to go get


Comment Is sad, better to feel positive about the results of This Spanish company’s giving to others.


But your congressional rep says they are bad people and you should boycott.

I say, YAY GOYA!!!! and vote AOC out. She does not care about the people in her district!

Patrick OMalley

Insignificant, but will fool people who can’t do math.

A individual can of Goya premium chick peas costs $1 at Target, retail (and that’s not the bulk price), and weighs about a pound. A “ton” would be 2,000 pounds, so it would be a $2,000 donation, but the wholesale price would be less than half that, so they’re bragging about less than a $1,000 donation.

Linda L. Sargeant

As the Club Directer of a Madison Square Boys & Girls Club located at 1665 Hoe Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10460–THE 4th HARDEST COVID-19 HIT ZIP CODE IN NYC—we do small food donations on a weekly basis, but would welcome non-perishable food donations from GOYA. Thank you and I can be contacted at:
Linda L. Sargeant
Club Director
Joel E. Smilow Clubhouse
1665 Hoe Avenue
Bronx, NY 10460


Siempre, eh sido admiradora de los productos “Goya” inclusive este mes compre algunos para prepararme, en caso de los meses de huracanes, lo mismo latas que sobres de frijoles seguiré amando esos productos, son de una calidad especial, espero esto no fure mucho Fips tiene un propósito para todos , fe que EEUU vuelva ser lo que siempre ah sido el paiz, hermoso que nos dio la mano para que Susistietamos gracias.

Dan Gray

Thank You so much for all your company does for all Americans.
You Are Appreciated❣ ❣♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️❣


Great article. Thanks to all who made this happen and to Jackson Heights Post for publishing the piece.. Can you all please update the article with info on how people can access the food? There’s already one comment from some in need here.

Duke of Heights

How was the Queens Borough president able to do this and Senator Jessica Ramos can’t do anything to help ?


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