Fundraising campaign pulls in more than $200,000 to purchase Goya products for food pantries

by Laura Mize · Jul 14th, 2020 3:08 pm
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Last Updated Jul 15th, 2020 at 1:17 pm

An online fundraiser started Sunday to raise money to purchase Goya food products for food pantries in the Washington, D.C., area has raised more than $200,000 as of Tuesday.

The GoFundMe campaign, created by Casey Harper, has smashed its original goal of $10,000. More than 5,700 people have contributed and the website says some of the food will go to food pantries outside of the D.C. area because of the amount of money raised.

Harper, who works for conservative commentator Eric Bolling, started the effort after Goya CEO Bob Unanue came under fire for praising President Trump. Democratic politicians and activists called for a boycott of Goya, but conservatives have been pushing back with what some have termed a "buycott," purchasing Goya products in large amounts.

Unanue refused to apologize for supporting Trump.

"What if we rose up to say no to cancel culture AND feed the hungry at the same time?" Harper wrote in his original post announcing the fundraiser. "Americans are at our best when we love fiercely and take bold action for what we believe in. Let's do it."


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