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Goya sends food, critical supplies to people of East Palestine: You are not 'forgotten'
Goya Foods CEO tells East Palestine: You are not ‘forgotten’
Goya Foods CEO Bob Unanue explains why his company is sending food supplies and other aid to the people impacted by the toxic train derailment in Ohio.
With many in the East Palestine community reluctant to eat or drink locally-sourced food or water, Goya Foods has stepped up to provide relief to those residents and surrounding areas who are struggling to stay nourished.
"We’ve always done this," Goya’s CEO Bob Unanue said of their efforts on "Cavuto: Coast to Coast" Tuesday. "During COVID, we gave out 4.5 million pounds of food… that's what we do. Our DNA is, we reach out not just because we can, but our food is nutritious."
On Monday, Goya announced it would send ready-to-serve food and beverages to those impacted by the toxic train derailment. The products are being received and distributed with the help of community resource center Way Station, according to a press release.
"The products that we produce around the country, beans, are a very important, nutritious staple. So we figured we'd provide food to this community, which already contains water. So we'll put our water in and then ship it to them [as] a ready-made product," Unanue explained.
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While noting the company has also sent aid to Turkey and Syria in the massive earthquake aftermath, Goya’s CEO stressed no community or disaster is too small to qualify for help.