Thousands of Items Donated to Counter AOC’s Boycott

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, the Republican and Conservative Party candidate for Congress in the New York’s 11th District (Staten Island-Southwestern Brooklyn) announced today that thousands of Goya Food products delivered to her campaign headquarters were being distributed to 16 food pantries for the needy across Staten Island and Southwestern Brooklyn. The products were donated over the last half of July as a response to far-left Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who called for a boycott of Goya products after Robert Unanue, CEO of the family owned business, praised President Donald Trump’s leadership at a White House news conference on July 9th. Goya Food, which was founded in 1936, is the largest purveyor of Hispanic food products in the United States.

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis said, “In July, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wrongly called for a boycott of Goya Food products simply because the company’s CEO had the good manners to praise the President of the United States at a White House news conference. As the daughter of a Cuban refugee, I grew up eating Goya products and was appalled that anyone would want to boycott a company that over the years had been so generous in donating products whenever and wherever the Hispanic community is in need. To this day, the shelves in my kitchen are stocked with Goya products.

“In response to AOC’s boycott, I immediately tweeted that for the remainder of July, the Malliotakis for Congress campaign headquarters would act as a drop-off point for Goya food products that would be in turn donated to food pantries throughout the district. By the next morning, people infuriated by the proposed boycott, were arriving at my headquarters.

“By the end of July, well over 3,000 cans, bottles and boxes of Goya products had been donated and over the past week have been distributed to food pantries throughout Staten Island and Southwestern Brooklyn. I want to thank all those who responded to my call to support Goya; your actions proved that New Yorkers are ready to stand-up for the free enterprise system and against the wild-eyed attacks by AOC and her left-wing allies on Donald Trump and his presidency.”

Goya products are being delivered to the following food pantries.

Brooklyn: Trinity Tabernacle-Gravesend, Our Lady of Angels,Saint Anselm Food Pantry, Christ Church Bay Ridge.

Staten Island:
St. Joseph and St. Mary Immaculate, Sacred Heart,Lifestyles for the Disabled, Church of the Assumption, St. Charles Food Pantry, Christian Pentecostal Church, Blessed Sacrament Church, All Saints Episcopal Church, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Catholic Charities of Staten Island Food Pantry, The Church of St. Clare, St. Mary’s Episcopal Food Pantry.