FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
El Paso, TX— EPFH has added a NEW mobile pantry drive-thru distribution site serving Fort Bliss in partnership with El Paso Armed Services YMCA. The site began distribution Wednesday, May 20, 2020 for people living in and around Fort Bliss. At this initial distribution volunteers provided food for 172 families and 667 people. The site will operate every Wednesday from 3 to 5 pm and is located at 7060 Comington St. Anyone in the community can pick up emergency food at this location. Volunteers and personnel from the Armed Services YMCA of El Paso will be on hand to facilitate distribution at this site.
In addition, if there is any one in the Fort Bliss community who needs a meal, and/or are financially struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, they can register to get support!
Current mega pantry drive-thru distribution locations:
•East: El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank - 9541 Plaza Circle - Mon-Fri. | 9AM-3PM
•West - Vinton, TX: Bill Childress Elementary School - 7700 Cap Carter Road - Mon & Fri. from 10AM-2PM
•West: Abundant Living Faith Center West - 7100 N. Desert Blvd. - Tues., Wed, Thurs. | 10AM-2PM
•Central: Kelly Center for Hunger Relief - 915 N. Florence - Tues.-Fri. | 10AM-2PM | Sat. | 9AM-12PM
•Northeast: Katie's Pantry - 4801 Sun Valley - Mon-Fri. | 10AM-2PM
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis in March, the food bank has faced a soaring demand and are serving more families and individuals struggling with hunger. So far, since the start of COVID-19 (March 19th) EPFH has distributed 263,043 boxes at 5 major distribution sites and several mobile sites per week.
EPFH is working to ensure that individuals impacted by COVID-19 and related disruptions continue to have the nutritious food they need. The food bank’s crisis team is partnered with Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks, and local partners to ensure the safest handling of food and distributions to our communities.
About El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank: El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank (EPFH) is El Paso's only food bank and a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief network. With a current 22.3% of the population living below the poverty, EPFH commits to making sure no one goes hungry. In 2019, EPFH worked diligently with more than 130+ partner agencies and 235 mobile pantries to distribute more than 32.5 million pounds of food in 3 county areas: El Paso, Hudspeth and Culberson. The mission statement of EPFH 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." Visit us at www.elpasoansfightinghunger.org to learn more.
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger is a 501 (c) (3) organization.