- The Washington Times - Monday, July 13, 2020

A GoFundMe page titled “Buy GOYA, Support Trump and Feed the Hungry” was created Sunday to support Goya Foods — with a goal of raising $10,000 to buy products from the company to be donated to food banks in the nation’s capital.

“What if we rise up to say no to cancel culture AND feed the hungry at the same time?” the page asked.

The page raised $100,000 in less than 24 hours, as some 3,000 donors stepped up to help. Donations are still coming in at a rapid pace.

The effort got underway after Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue publicly voiced his support for President Trump and was quickly met with calls for a boycott of the company’s products. Fans of Mr. Trump immediately pushed back with calls for a “BUYcott” of Goya Foods products. Anecdotal accounts shared on social media reported that Goya items were selling out in many stores, offering photo evidence.

“Sticking it to the cancel culture! My faith in humanity is being restored,” one donor noted.

“Bob Unanue for president,” another noted.

• Jennifer Harper can be reached at jharper@washingtontimes.com.

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