Our mission is to combat the hunger crisis in our region by strategically procuring and distributing nutritious food through community partners…because no one should go hungry.

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger's mission is to combat the hunger crisis in our region by strategically procuring and distributing nutritious food through community partners…because no one should go hungry.

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger

The Food Bank is the distribution center for over 120 partner pantries across the borderland region and collaborative hub for hunger initiatives that assists in SNAP applications and nutrition education. We currently serve 90,000 food insecure people with 65,000 of those households including children. Food insecurity is defined as being limited at times to having adequate food because of a lack of money and other resources.

Hunger does not discriminate. We serve children, single parent households, veterans, senior citizens, and working class families. For many of those we serve, they are often faced with tough choices to put food on their table.


Pounds of Food And Number of Meals Distributed (in Millions)

Pounds of Food No. of Meals

25

TEAM MEMBERS

operate the food bank

7000

VOLUNTEERS ANNUALLY

are a backbone to our accomplishments

121

PARTNER AGENCIES

distribute food locally

3

PERCENT OVERHEAD

means 97 percent goes back into feeding our community

11000000

POUNDS DONATED

11 million pounds of food distributed in 2016

67000

SQ. FT WAREHOUSE

to store, process and package food for El Paso


A few pointers about EPFH

  • At EPFH, your $1 equals 11 meals to someone who is hungry.
  • Partner agencies are other 501c3 organizations such as food pantries, school pantries, soup kitchens, churches and shelters that order food from El Pasoans Fighting Hunger and distribute the food to those in need in their areas.
  • 3 service areas: El Paso, Culberson and Hudspeth Counties
  • 7 delivery vehicles
  • The food bank receives food from the USDA, Feeding America, Feeding Texas, grocery chains and other food suppliers.
  • Community involvement includes food drives, monetary donations and volunteer efforts.
  • We are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief network.

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