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Goya Foods Donating 10,000 Pounds of Food Per Month to Catholic Charities in New Jersey

Largest Hispanic-owned food company in United States gives to New Jersey shelters

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    The food distribution company says it will donate 10,000 pounds of food a month to charity in 2017. Brian Thompson Reports. (Published Friday, Dec. 30, 2016)

    The largest Hispanic-owned food company in the country has committed to donating 125,000 pounds of food to an agency dedicated to serving the less fortunate in northern New Jersey.

    Jersey City-based Goya Foods will 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. Craziest Food Heists: Nabisco Cookies, CrackersCraziest Food Heists: Nabisco Cookies, Crackers

    The company has also pledged 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 renovations to recreational spaces at the facilities as well as additional food and clothing for homeless families.