Earlier this year, Goya Foods joined First Lady Michelle Obama in an initiative called “MiPlato” which aims to encourage healthy eating habits in Hispanic communities. “MiPlato” is the Spanish-language version of the nutritional tool, “MyPlate,” which the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched in June of 2011 as a simple "how-to" graph for making good food choices. It replaced the Food Guide Pyramid first introduced in the early 1990s.
From humble beginnings 75 years ago and through to its newest venture with the First Lady, Goya Foods has built a business empire out of canned beans, tropical juices and other staples of Latin home cooking to become one of the most successful Hispanic-owned businesses in the country. With 16 warehouses and distribution centers, Goya employs 3,500 people, many of them Latinos, with 530 employees in Florida alone.
Goya Foods is a story of success, hard work and family unity.