Help Feed El Paso’s Hungry
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank needs the community to help win $45,000 to be applied toward alleviating child hunger in El Paso. This contest is run by the Walmart Fighting Hunger Together competition. During the entire month of April, the food bank is asking that El Pasoans visit facebook.com/walmart, click on the Fighting Hunger Together tab, and find El Pasoans Fighting Hunger to vote. Facebook.com users may vote once per day.
Approximately 200 Food Banks across the country are competing for 40 prizes of $45,000 to fund programs specifically to alleviate child hunger. A donation of this size would make a significant impact in the lives of thousands of El Paso children.
The unfortunate truth is that more than 1 in 4 people in El Paso County are food-insecure with over 135,000 of those being children. The Agriculture Department defines food insecurity as lacking consistent access to enough nutritious food for an active, healthy lifestyle. Any degree of food insecurity can lead to chronic hunger and malnutrition.
While the problem of hunger is not easily visible, hunger and malnutrition are prominent in our community, and have significant consequences.
“Inadequately nourished children are apt to have developmental and learning problems as well as more likely to be susceptible to sickness,” John Schwarting, Executive Director for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger.
The Walmart Foundation is a major partner in alleviating hunger in El Paso. Since April of 2012, Walmart has committed $200,000 of funding to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. Help El Pasoans Fighting Hunger to continue to receive the generous support of the Walmart Foundation by voting every day during the month of April.
For more information concerning the Food Bank and how you can help, visit www.elpasoansfightinghunger.org or call 915-298-0353.