Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, has expanded its facility in Illinois where it has been operating for over half a century. The facility, which now measures approximately 300,000 sq ft, will double the amount of its food distribution throughout the Midwest, including an additional 10 states and emerging markets.
The building is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and machinery in order to operate more efficiently and to support Goya’s growth worldwide. The expansion also ensures the retention of existing local jobs and offers new positions.
The addition of space to the Goya Chicago facility is the company’s latest expansion project. Goya also has expanded 26 facilities throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe to help ease the current global food crisis and ensure consumers have access to affordable, nutritious, and plant-based products.
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“Through our Goya Gives initiative, we have donated millions of pounds of food to pantries and communities throughout the United States and around the world,” says Bob Unanue, president and CEO of Goya Foods. “Now, after a couple years of lockdowns, accelerating costs, and inflation creating severe supply chain challenges around the globe, we are preparing for what is to come by expanding our facilities worldwide and procuring supplies and raw materials needed in order to reinforce our ongoing commitment to keep grocery stores stocked without interruption.”
In honor of the opening, Goya will donate 20,000 pounds of food to the Illinois Migrant Council and $20,000 to the Salt and Light Coalition as part of Goya Cares, a global initiative to eliminate child trafficking both domestically and internationally.