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Orlando Dream Center and United Against Poverty will each receive a donation of 30,000 pounds of food from Goya on Friday.
Goya Foods is celebrating its 85th anniversary by donating 85,000 pounds of food to food pantries and hunger-fighting initiatives in the Orlando community.
The popular Hispanic-owned food company plans to donate the food during an opening ceremony for a new warehouse along Shelby Industrial Drive in Apopka on March 26.
plans to donate 30,000 pounds of food each to Orlando Dream Center
and United Against Poverty
, according to a press release. The remaining 25,000 pounds will be distributed among other local nonprofits.
According to a new study
by Second Harvest Food Bank, there has been "a likely 49% increase" in the number of people going hungry in Central Florida since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to 2018. That translates to over 200,000 more people in the six counties that make up Central Florida.
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