Chrissy Teigen Joins Boycott of Goya Foods After CEO Says ‘We’re All Truly Blessed’ to Have Trump
By Benjamin VanHoose
July 10, 2020 10:46 AM
Goya Foods was founded by Spanish immigrants in 1936, according to the brand's official website. The company offers more than 2,500 different products from Caribbean, Mexico, Spain, Central and South America.
In March 2019, Goya was voted America's No. 2 most-loved food brand, per the Engagement Labs' TotalSocial brand awards.
As part of Thursday's Hispanic Prosperity Initiative executive order, Goya announced that it would donate 1 million can of chickpeas and 1 million lbs. of food products to food banks across the U.S. to benefit those impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In a press release, Unanue didn't address his Trump comments, but added that he's "honored" to be part of the executive order and to "support and celebrate the contributions of the Hispanic community."
"We are committed to our country and the need to give back because it is the right thing to do," Unanue said. "Our country faces a time of historic challenge but we will meet that challenge together and continue to work towards greatness, focus on a strong recovery, and hold onto the hope for a healthier future for all."
A number of other figures reacted to Unanue's "truly blessed" quote on Twitter, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who wrote, "Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling 'how to make your own Adobo,'" referencing one of Goya's popular spice mixes.
Read the full People.com article, here.
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