New Facility Secured: 14.7 Acres to Support Underserved West Side of El Paso

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank has acquired 14.7 acres of land for a new West El Paso food distribution and operations center. The new facility will make emergency food and other key services more accessible to residents of that area.

This expansion is crucial for helping the 35% of El Paso County residents dealing with food insecurity. The Texas Department of Agriculture found that parts of the westside lack Emergency Food Assistance Program support. Areas like Canutillo, Nuway, and Vinton are at high risk, along with regions like Westway and neighborhoods between Interstate 10 and McNutt Road down to Sunland Park.

"We have listened to the voices of our neighbors on the Westside, and we understand the importance of being closer and more accessible to meet their needs," said Susan Goodell, CEO at El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. "This expansion shows our ongoing efforts to make a meaningful impact for our most vulnerable neighbors facing food insecurity."

The newly acquired land will house various resources, including a warehouse for food storage, food processing and distribution, and a volunteer center. The Westside expansion is expected to be fully operational within three years.

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar has secured $800,000 for the site development and construction of a Food Bank operations/distribution center on the new property through the FY24 Community Project Funding process.

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger relies on community support for its mission and is seeking donations to complete the new Westside project. EPFH encourages the community, local businesses, and partners to consider donating to help this vital initiative. The organization is grateful for the ongoing support that has enabled this expansion.

EPFH’s property is on South Desert Blvd. between DaVita Canutillo Dialysis and Extra Space Storage.

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