FOOD BANK ADJUSTS EMERGENCY FOOD BOX DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE
El Paso, TX — El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank’s COVID-19 response team has modified its emergency food box drive-thru distribution schedule to ensure broad coverage across El Paso County. The new schedule is as follows:
West: Abundant Living Faith Center West at 7100 N. Desert Blvd. on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10AM-2PM.
Central: Kelly Center for Hunger Relief at 915 N. Florence on Tuesday & Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 10AM-2PM.
Northeast: Katie’s Pantry at 4801 Sun Valley – Monday through Friday from 10AM-2PM.
East/Socorro/Clint/San Elizario/Fabens: El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank – Monday through Friday from 9AM-3PM.
Since transitioning to a drive-thru distribution model on March 17, 2020, EPFH has given out more than 50,000 emergency food boxes to families and individuals who are in need of food assistance. The food bank is focusing its initial response on vulnerable senior citizens, families and individuals who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
EPFH is also calling upon the support of healthy community members to volunteer. The food bank needs to recruit 80 volunteers per day (40 volunteers per shift) as quickly as possible. Volunteers need to be in good health and a minimum of 16 years old. EPFH has implemented a health and hygiene protocol to keep volunteers safe. Community members who are able to volunteer can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Miranda Chapman, at 915-247-0257 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
People who cannot volunteer are strongly encouraged to assist EPFH with monetary donations. $1 equates to 7 meals. Donations can be made at www.elpasoansfightinghunger.org/donate
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, EPFH is committed to serving communities and individuals facing hunger across El Paso, Culberson and Hudspeth Counties, wherever they are. EPFH’s internal food bank crisis team is partnering with Feeding America, the network of 200 food banks, and local partners to ensure the safest handling of food and distributions to our communities.