Photos by Bernadette Giacomazzo.
Goya Foods, Inc., the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, celebrates their 75th anniversary at a concert with Marc Anthony at the IZOD Center in Rutherford, New Jersey on Friday, September 9, 2011. As part of nine concert series throughout six major cities including Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Orlando and New Jersey, Goya marks 75years while giving back to those who have supported them since 1936 by donating 75,000 pounds of food to local charities selected by the performing artists. Food donations at the New Jersey will be given to the Puerto Rican Family Institute, a nonprofit, multi-program family oriented health and human service agency whose primary mission is to prevent family disintegration and enhance the self-sufficiency of the Latino community. This donation is part of the Goya Gives campaign, a series of initiatives the company has developed to celebrate its milestone anniversary in partnership with United Way. In March of 2011, Goya donated one million pounds across multiple markets, the largest ever single-day food donation by a food company. The historic donation served as a reminder of Goya’s service to its communities and is the next step in Goya’s longstanding commitment of supporting the fight against hunger. Throughout its 75-year history, Goya has donated extensively to local and national organizations, and in 2010 alone, the company donated more than 1.5 million pounds of food worldwide. To further give back to its consumers, Goya has also awarded tickets to consumers in partnership with local retailers within each market. www.goyagives.org.