Last year, Goya Foods announced that it was donating one million cans of Goya chickpeas and one million pounds of food to food banks to help families during the COVID-19 pandemic. In return for its good deed, some on the left tried to “cancel” the company after its CEO, Robert Unanue, complimented former President Donald Trump at a press conference while announcing the donation.
Now, the company, which has a long history of giving, has announced a $2 million gift to combat human trafficking. The company is also launching a new initiative, Goya Cares, to raise awareness around the issue.
Unanue, alongside a host of other guests, announced the gift at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning.
“Let us bring the child back,” Unanue said. “Our mission is to bring the child back to the center of our care and concern … All of us desire to be cared for and to care for others.”
The company announced that Goya Cares will be a global initiative “dedicated to eliminating child trafficking both domestically and internationally.”
“Goya Cares will work directly with organizations that combat, rescue, reunite families, and rehabilitate victims,” the company noted.
In addition, Goya will be supporting the upcoming movie Sound of Freedom, “produced by Eduardo Verástegui, that brings attention to the urgent matter of child trafficking through the heroic actions of a former government agent.”
Ben Carson, President Trump’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), also spoke at the announcement. Carson has launched American Cornerstone Institute, an organization that focuses on championing faith, liberty, community, and life.
“It’s so easy to turn your head and look the other way. Or say that there are more important issues,” Carson said. “But there are no more important issues … We have got to care about these young people.”
Last week, Unanue spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and denounced human trafficking.
“As the wealthiest nation on earth, we find ourselves as the biggest consumers of drugs and child trafficking,” Unanue said. “The scourge of child and human trafficking is our modern-day slavery, and it is more prolific today than at any other time in our country’s history.”
Nearly all companies that advocate for social change don’t put their money where their mouth is, and most large companies are controlled by the left.
Goya is an exception, and should be commended for advocating for children, both in word and in deed.
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