What is El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank?

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger (EPFH) is El Paso’s only food bank and a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief network. The Food Bank is the distribution center for over 132 partner pantries across the borderland region and collaborative hub for hunger initiatives that assists in SNAP applications and nutrition education. EPFH also distributes healthy and nutritious food to 993 client choice mobile pantries, which provide food to underserved/unserved communities. We currently serve 200,000 food insecure people with 1 in every 3 children and 1 in every 4 adults unsure of where their next meal will come from. Food insecurity is defined as being limited at times to having adequate food because of a lack of money and other resources.

Hunger does not discriminate. We serve children, single parent households, veterans, senior citizens, and working class families. For many of those we serve, they are often faced with tough choices to put food on their table.

In 2021, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger distributed 139.6 million pounds of food across El Paso, Hudspeth and Culberson Counties.

Why they are Awesome

  • The food bank has partnerships with over 200 local organizations, including schools, faith-based organizations, and community centers, to reach a wide range of individuals and families in need.

  • The organization works with local farmers and growers to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to those in need, in addition to non-perishable food items.

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