EPFH Canopy Ribbon-cutting Ceremony
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank proudly announces the new canopy shading for our Mercado Food Distribution center at our main offices. Since creating our Mercado during the height of the pandemic, we’ve distributed food outdoors. Our new canopy will give permanent shelter for distribution activities and add a more welcoming environment for our volunteers and clients.
We are holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 26th at 8:00 AM.
Opening Comments at 8:15 AM
Ribbon Cutting at 8:30 AM
Press One on One with Susan Goodell at 8:40 AM
Broll 8:50 AM
“We are thrilled to have our new canopy completed before the hot summer months,” said Susan Goodell, “The new canopy will enhance our client experience and add to the overall aesthetic of our Mercado distribution.”
We invite all community members to join us for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and to experience the new canopy for themselves.
The funding for this project comes from the State of Texas ARPA Capacity Building Grant, which aims to improve our infrastructure and increase our capacity to serve our community. The new canopy is just one of several projects using this funding. Additional projects made possible via this grant include new computer servers and energy-efficient warehouse lighting.
For more information, please get in touch with Lonnie Valencia at 915.487.8239.
About El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger (EPFH) is El Paso’s only food bank and a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief network. EPFH distributes food in three counties, El Paso, Culberson, and Hudspeth. Utilizing mobile and client-choice pantries, EPFH serves over 150,000 food-insecure people. Here in the borderland, 1 in every three children and 1 in every four adults are uncertain about the source of their next meal. EPFH also helps the public with social services programs like SNAP, Home Delivery, National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank’s mission is to combat hunger in our area… because no one should go hungry.