El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank relies on more than 132 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.
EPFH uses its refrigerated trucks in collaboration with partner agencies to distribute nutritious food to a minimum of 100 families per site who live in under served or unserved neighborhoods.
Unlike most hunger relief programs where individuals are handed a pre-packed box of food, client choice allows individuals the opportunity to “shop” for food to be used in their homes.
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger teams up with Communities in Schools in schools in neighborhoods with the highest need to provide school pantries which allows children to take food home at night and on the weekends.
Currently, school pantry sites within Tornillo ISD, Clint ISD, Ysleta ISD, Socorro ISD, Canutillo ISD and San Elizario ISD are providing meals to students and their families within their community.
EPFH started providing healthy food to 5,000 extremely low income senior citizens in our community on a monthly basis.
Through this Commodity Supplemental Food Program, senior citizens have the opportunity to have healthy foods and help maintain their health.
The seniors selected for this program generally earn $400 to $600 a month. Too often, these vulnerable seniors have to make difficult decisions between paying for rent, utilities, medicines and food.
EPFH proudly obtained the Texas Department of Agriculture’s highly competitive contract to manage the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program (NSLP). Through this program, EPFH services 185,000 low-income children across 182 schools in seven West Texas counties, including El Paso, Culberson, Hudspeth, Brewster, Jeff Davis, Reeves and Presidio Counties.
With the volume of food reaching schools in West Texas dropping an unprecedented 50% over the past two years, and child food insecurity on the rise, this partnership between EPHF and the Texas Department of Agriculture could not be more urgent.
Feeding America’s 2019 Map the Meal Gap indicates food insecurity nationally for children was 14.6 %. The seven West Texas counties included in the Free Breakfast Free Lunch Program have distressing rates of childhood food insecurity averaging 24.8%, with Culberson and Presidio Counties as high as 34.6% & 34.7% respectively– more than double the national average pre-pandemic.
Our SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Coordinators assist clients in the process of applying for “food stamp” benefits.
Our SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Coordinators assist clients in the process of applying for “food stamp” benefits or other state programs such as Medicaid, Medicare Savings Plan or the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Coordinators can also refer you to other programs in our community that you may be eligible for.
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 make an appointment for eligibility, submitting a new application or renewal assistance. Home visits are also available. Or click here to submit your application assistance request:
This program is a unique partnership with DoorDash and provides EPFH the opportunity to get food to our most vulnerable homebound neighbors through home delivery. Through this partnership we are able to deliver a box of food to approximately 1700 clients every other week.
Call 915-298-0353 for more information.