One phone call and an offer of one single rosary from Shannon Haase of San Antonio, Texas, turned into a donation of thousands and thousands of rosaries from her prayer community, hoping that Goya Foods would deliver the miracle of the rosaries to the people of Ukraine.
Bob Unanue responded that he and his team would personally hand-deliver the rosaries. A special mass will be held in Poland to bring witness to this incredible gift of love, faith, and hope from the people of the United States, said the Hispanic food company in a press release.
“Darkness is the absence of light, and evil is the absence of God. With the miraculous gift of these rosaries from these beacons of light with prayer, love, and hope, we will pierce the darkness and inspire the leaders of our world to reject evil and move closer to God,” said Bob Unanue, President and CEO of Goya Foods.
With the help of Global Empowerment Mission (GEM), Goya Foods, through Goya Europa, its European facilities in Spain, and Goya Gives global initiative, the company will continue to distribute hundreds of thousands of pounds of food, water, and supplies as needed to Ukraine and Poland, where many refugees are fleeing.
With the gift of these rosaries from faithful Americans, Goya seeks to fulfill Goya Cares’ mission to nourish the soul.
Goya Europa to Distribute Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds of Food to the People of Ukraine
Goya Europa, the European arm of Goya Foods Inc., will distribute hundreds of thousands of pounds of food to the people of Ukraine in response to the international call for critical aid of food, fuel, and medicine.
The company said that through Goya’s facilities and distributors in Europe, Goya is positioned to provide humanitarian aid and quickly mobilize products to Ukraine and Poland, where many refugees are fleeing.
“Through our Goya Gives global initiative, Goya has always been at the forefront of disaster and humanitarian relief efforts; however, this is a historic attack and genocide on innocent civilians, and we cannot sit back and do nothing,” said Bob Unanue, President and CEO of Goya Foods | Goya Europa. “We are blessed to have a presence nearby, and we are fortunate to be able to answer the call for help. We send our prayers and love to the people of Ukraine and all those who are on the ground putting their own lives at risk to help those in need.”
Meanwhile, William Unanue, General Manager of Goya Europa, said, “Goya Europa’s strategic location allows us to react with immediate assistance. We have already begun handling the logistics of sending the food through our distribution partners in Poland and Ukraine.”
With Goya Gives, the company donated over 4.5 million pounds of food during the pandemic, over one million pounds of food to the people of Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria, over 400,000 pounds of food to the people of Venezuela during governmental unrest. Also, over a million pounds of food to Haiti during the earthquake and at home during Superstorm Sandy, and Hurricanes Isaac, Harvey, Irene, and Ida.