Winter Wonderland Gala is Saturday, November 9, 2019

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank’s Winter Wonderland Gala is set for Saturday, November 9, at the El Paso Marriot Hotel (1600 Airway Blvd.). The gala will celebrate the success of El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank (EPFHFB) and their mission to combat the hunger crisis and provide nutritious food to underserved communities in West Texas.

“The food bank is extremely important to the city. There are over 200,000 food insecure people in El Paso and the food bank provides help to anyone and everyone who is in need of food,” said Gala organizer and EPFHFB Board President Laura Rayborn.

The Winter Wonderland Gala began six years ago as a way to fundraise, raise awareness and celebrate the unique impact El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank has had in El Paso, Hudspeth and Culberson counties. Since the food bank’s emergence in 2012, their distribution of food has grown substantially each year. They distributed 7.7 million pounds of food in their first full year of service (2013) and growing distribution to 15.5 million pounds in 2018. This year they are on track to surpass those numbers.EPFH has been working diligently with more than 132 local partner agencies (to include shelters, pantries, and soup kitchens) and they are on target to distribute more than 30 million pounds in 2019, nearly a 100% increase.

“The amount of food insecure people in West Texas is staggering. El Paso deserves a strong food bank. El Pasoans Fighting Hunger is working hard to provide more nutritious food for people in need and we are grateful to the local businesses and community members who support this event and make our work possible,” says Susan Goodell, CEO of El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.

This year’s gala festivities include a casino gaming area, a silent and live auction, live music, dancing, and cocktails.Guests will have the opportunity to sample delicious food from 15 different restaurants.

Make plans to join El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank at their annual Winter Wonderland Gala and celebrate a great cause on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at the El Paso Marriot Hotel (1600 Airway Blvd.). Doors open at 6:30 PM and the event will be from 7 PM to 12 AM. Individual tickets as well as table sponsors (10 people per table) are available. Your support will create an instant impact and provide much needed food relief to children, seniors and veterans in West Texas.

For additional information or to RSVP, contact Sylvana Abbas by phone at 915-487-2028 or by email at and/or Laura Rayborn by phone at 915-479-3243 or by email at


You are cordially invited to our Winter Wonderland Gala!

Enjoy an evening of fun, participate in a silent and live auction and make memories with friends at the casino gaming area.

Join us Saturday, the 9th of November from 7 PM - 12 AM at the El Paso Marriott Hotel (1600 Airway Blvd., El Paso, TX, 79925).

Table Sponsor $1000 (10 people)

Individual Tickets $100

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity.

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