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.

A Note from our CEO


A Note from our CEO

Dear Food Bank Supporter,

By way of introduction, my name is Susan Goodell. I have recently become the Chief Executive Officer of El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. Feeding the hungry is quite simply a passion for me. Prior to moving to El Paso, I ran a major Food Bank serving the greater Detroit community for thirteen years. During my time there, I was often struck by the desperate need of so many people in Detroit and cities across our nation while so much wholesome food goes to waste. From my perspective, this is totally unacceptable and I commit to you that I and our small, dedicated team at the food bank will work hard to combat hunger in El Paso and the surrounding counties of Hudspeth and Culbertson.

During my short tenure in El Paso, I am absolutely amazed by the warmth and generosity of the people living here. Everyone that I have met wants to help in some way. Many, like you, donate money, others have introduced me to other likeminded individuals who want to help, and still others have stepped up to volunteer their time at the Food Bank. Getting out in the community has convinced me that I made the right decision to bring my family to El Paso and join the fight against hunger in this vibrant community.

During the course of the year, I will keep you posted as to what El Pasoans Fighting Hunger is doing to promote our mission of feeding our hungry neighbors in need. Various pantries will be showcased, or maybe there will be a story about a Mobile Pantry. There is a lot going on, and I look forward to telling you about it.

On behalf of the Board, and our Staff, thank you for your continued generosity and support and most importantly, thank you for making our work possible! If you have any questions and or suggestions, please call me at 915-298-0353. Together, we will find more ways to feed our community.

All the best,

Susan E. Goodell
Chief Executive Officer

Hunger Fact: There are 60,000 households with children in our community who are food insecure.

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