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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.
Nuestra misión es combatir la crisis del hambre en nuestra región a través de estratégicamente distribuyendo alimentos nutritivos en los sitios de nuestros socios en la comunidad … porque nadie debe pasar hambre.

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger

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. The Food Bank is the distribution center for over 132 partner pantries across the borderland region and collaborative hub for hunger initiatives that assists in SNAP applications and nutrition education. EPFH also distributes healthy and nutritious food to 235 client choice mobile pantries, which provide food to underserved/unserved communities. We currently serve 200,000 food insecure people with 1 in every 3 children and 1 in every 4 adults unsure of where their next meal will come from. 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. In 2019, EPFH proudly distributed 32.5 million pounds of food across El Paso, Hudspeth and Culberson Counties.


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

Pounds of Food No. of Meals

60

TEAM MEMBERS

operate the food bank

28000

VOLUNTEER HOURS ANNUALLY

are a backbone to our accomplishments

132

PARTNER AGENCIES

distribute food locally

3

PERCENT OVERHEAD

means 97 percent goes back into feeding our community

91400235

POUNDS DONATED

91.4 million pounds of food distributed in 2020 as of yet

235

MOBILE PANTRIES

for those who do not have access to a local food pantry nearby


A few pointers about EPFH

  • At EPFH, your $1 equals up to 7 meals to someone who is hungry.
  • Su donación de un dólar es equivalente a 7 comidas para alguien que lucha contra el hambre.
  • 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.
  • Las agencias asociadas son otras organizaciones 501c3, como despensas de alimentos, despensas escolares, comedores populares, iglesias y refugios que ordenan comida de El Pasoans Fighting Hunger y distribuyen la comida a los necesitados en sus áreas.
  • 3 service areas/3 areas de servicio: El Paso, Culberson and Hudspeth Counties
  • 13 delivery vehicles - trece vehículos de entrega
  • The food bank receives food from the USDA, Feeding America, Feeding Texas, grocery chains and other food suppliers.
  • El banco de alimentos recibe alimentos del Departamento de Agricultura, Feeding America, Feeding Texas cadenas de tiendas y otros proveedores de alimentos.
  • Community involvement includes food drives, monetary donations and volunteer efforts.
  • La participación de la comunidad incluye campañas de alimentos, donaciones monetarias y esfuerzos voluntarios.
  • We are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief network.
  • Somos miembros de Feeding America, la red de ayuda contra el hambre más grande del país.

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