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.

Donate Food


We want to distribute 14 million pounds of food in 2017 and need your help! Host a Food & Fund Drive and we'll make it easy to get your friends, family, business or organization involved.

WHAT TYPE OF FOOD IS DONATED?

EPFH accepts non-perishable food items, fresh and frozen food, and non-food items such as paper goods, personal hygiene products and cleaning supplies – any item available from a grocery retailer or distributor. These products may no longer be marketable for the company, but if they are still good to use and can be safely consumed the food bank is able to serve those who need these items most.

Please contact the Director of Food Procurement for further questions.

Organize a Food Drive

THERE ARE MANY REASONS WHY COMPANIES CHOOSE TO DONATE, INCLUDING:

  • Production flaws, Overproduction or Mislabeling
  • Unlabeled product (can be accepted with verification of ingredients)
  • Discontinuation of product line, changes or reformulations
  • Code dates –guidelines are researched and followed for safely utilizing close or past dated products
  • Cosmetic packaging damages
  • Shipping errors and deliveries that are not accepted and cannot be returned cost-effectively
  • Product samples or test market items
  • Unharvested or imperfect produce

BENEFITS TO OUR FOOD INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Tax Incentive:

All businesses are eligible for a tax deduction for donations of product to the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank. For more information on this tax incentive, call Celeste Hardts at 915-298-0353

Liability Protection

The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act of 1996 Protects food donors from liability when donating to a 501©3 non-profit organization. Protects donors from civil and criminal liability for all product donated in good faith; Standardizes donor liability exposure; For more information see The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act.

Convenience and savings in storage, inventory, transportation and dumping costs

Complete product tracking and recall capabilities, Product donation receipt showing item(s) and total weight, Safe Food Handling Training, The most important reason of all… the people in need of food assistance each week in the Food Bank’s service area

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