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.

Cast Your Vote: Food Bank Selected as Top 10 Community Development Block Grant Proposals

(February 10, 2019) El Paso, TX-- El Pasoans Fighting Hunger has been selected as one of the Top 10 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Large-Scale Public Facility proposals for community input.

The proposal, submitted to the City of El Paso Department of Human & Community Development, requests funding for building expansion to include a Commercial & Teaching Kitchen for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.

"The Food Bank needs your vote for a community kitchen to feed more hungry neighbors in need, eliminate local food waste and ensure our community is prepared to provide healthy meals in the event of a disaster," said EPFH Chief Executive Officer, Susan Goodell.

The Importance of a Commercial & Teaching Kitchen:

  • Capability to distribute 546,000 meals annually to individuals who are not physically able to cook or drive, such as senior citizens, people with disabilities and children out of school. 23% of the population in El Paso live in poverty.
  • Re purpose and rescue food that would otherwise go to waste. Each year, 70 billion pounds of food go to waste in the United States.
  • Collaborates with agencies to provide prepared food (up to 3,500 meals daily) to first responders and other individuals affected by a disaster.
  • Helpful in teaching individuals with medical conditions about how to eat healthy. Currently 12% of adults in El Paso have diabetes.
  • Provides culinary job training to create healthy meals for the thousands of people in our community who go hungry every day.

For more information about the CDBG block grant proposals and to voice your community support, please VISIT http://www.elpasotexas.gov/community-and-human-dev...


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