El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank relies on more than 120 plus partnerships with partner agencies to distribute food each week throughout El Paso, Culberson and Hudspeth counties. A partner agency is an authorized 501c3 organization that includes churches, soup kitchens and shelters to continue the mission of making sure no one goes hungry.
The mobile pantry program allows us to feed clients who may live in food deserts, who do not have access to a local food pantry nearby.
Our mobile pantry trucks with the assistance of partner agencies arrive at the designated location for the event and distribute the food. Mobile pantries can be held to serve a minimum of 50 families. In 2017, we were able to partner with local organizations and agencies to provide 173 mobile pantries.
School pantries are essential in making an instant impact in helping solve childhood hunger. El Pasoans Fighting Hunger teams up with Communities in Schools, a program dedicated to meeting the needs of students to empower them to stay in school.
Currently, 10 school pantry sites within Tornillo ISD, Clint ISD, Ysleta ISD and Socorro ISD are providing meals to students and their families within their community.
Our SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Coordinator assists clients in the process of applying for “food stamp” benefits.
A person may qualify if the household’s gross monthly income is less than $1,287 (for one person), $1,736 (for 2 people) $2,184 (3 people).
Call us today at 915.298.0353 to schedule a class or make an appointment for eligibility, submitting a new application or renewal assistance. Home visits are also available.
Our Nutrition Education Coordinator teaches free classes through the SNAP Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention Grant Program.
The program is designed to improve the likelihood that people eligible for SNAP benefits will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles.The classes are taught for all ages from preschool children to high school aged students, adults, parents and senior citizens. Topics and demonstrations include healthy weight management, portion control, healthy snack and budgeting.
Call 915.298.0353 to schedule a class today!