El Pasoans Fighting Hunger (EPFH) Food Bank will now reach more adults and children in need, thanks to a generous grant awarded through the Walmart Foundation. As a result of this grant, the Food Bank now has three vehicles to reach more clients and better distribute food to more families in need.
The Walmart Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant. The Food Bank bought three vehicles. The larger 26’ truck is refrigerated and can hold up to 12 pallets of food. It will be used to service a total of 120 mobile and school pantries, a 50% increment compared to last year. The 12’ stake bed truck will be used to pick up non-perishable foods and nonfood items, and can hold 6 pallets of food. The SUV will be used to conduct home visits to the elderly and homebound disabled people. These three vehicles will now allow the Food Bank to serve approximately 6,000 additional families in need and help extend the number of service hours for pickups and deliveries.