Goya, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, is giving back to its local New Jersey community not only during the holiday season but for the rest of the year.
Throughout 2017, the company will donate a total of 125,000 pounds of Goya products and $10,000 to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark, one of New Jersey's oldest and largest social service agencies, according to a press release.
The first round was a 15,000-pound food donation during the holidays, with the remainder of donations following at 10,000 pounds of products per month afterward.
"As an institution in the community, we strive to be a company of compassion and to do our part in helping others who need it the most, especially during the holiday season," Rafael Toro, director of public relations of Goya Foods, said in a statement.
"We will always support the work of organizations like Catholic Charities, who are directly helping to improve the overall wellness of our communities."
The $10,000 donation was given to Jersey City's Hope House Homeless Shelter, which provides services ranging from housing and counseling to providing meals and educational workshops.