Puerto Rico Food Industry Helps Communities in Aftermath of Hurricane Fiona
Over three-quarters of a million dollars in aid to communities affected by Hurricane Fiona has been allocated by a variety of Puerto Rico food industry companies. According to Manuel Reyes Alfonso, the executive director of the Marketing, Industry and Food Distribution Chamber (Spanish acronym MIDA), the assistance provided to the different communities on the island has ranged from the delivery of hot food, donations of nonperishable food and cash donations through nonprofit institutions, to help in the cleanup of flooded areas, donations of electrical equipment, and even sharing businesses’ backup power generators with the community.
For example, in addition to delivering hot lunches and dinners to more than 3,000 victims of Hurricane Fiona in shelters and isolated communities, Goya of Puerto Rico donated 55,000 pounds of food to the Puerto Rico Food Bank. This second donation from Goya was provided in 1,800 boxes of products, with a value that exceeds $37,000.
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