Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic owned food company in the United States, announces at a press conference in Washington D.C., to pledge $2 million to combat child trafficking and to launch Goya Cares.
Today, thousands of children, men and women fall victim to human trafficking in the United States. One out of three is a child. The top U.S. states for trafficking routes include Georgia, New York, Texas, Florida, and Los Angeles. “Human and child trafficking is the largest modern-day slavery of our time and it is on the rise. This isn’t a political issue. This is a humanitarian issue. We cannot ignore the plight, and trauma these individuals and their families experience. We want to eliminate this horrific act of evil by shedding light on this major issue and support organizations and the individuals who risk their lives every day to rescue victims of human trafficking,” said Bob Unanue, President and CEO of Goya Foods.
The movie, Sound of Freedom, produced by Eduardo Verástegui, brings attention to the urgent matter of child trafficking through the heroic actions of a former government agent. As part of the pledge, Goya Cares, a global initiative, will support the release of Sound of Freedom and work directly with organizations that combat, rescue, reunite families, and rehabilitate victims including Freedom Foundation, The Eric Chase Foundation, The International Centre For Exploited and Missing Children, Catholic Charities of San Antonio, Hope Rising Texas and many others.
For more information, please visit: www.goya.com
By: Press release