El Paso Food Bank

 

  • 67 Pounds Per Person in poverty distributed
  • 20 Full Time Staff Members
  • 114 Partners Organizations
  • 1000s of volunteers donating labor to keep costs down
  • 5 delivery vehicles
  • Nutrition and social services outreach
  • All monetary donations and receipts stay in El Paso
  • All incoming USDA and Donations processed in El Paso

EPFH is a partner distribution organization of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief network and a member of Feeding Texas, a network of 20 food banks in Texas providing hunger relief to every county in Texas.

Pounds of Food Distributed:

 

  • 2008 1,411,737 Pounds Distributed
  • 2009 2,875,706 Pounds Distributed
  • 2010 4,588,000 Pounds Distributed
  • 2011 6,538,118 Pounds Distributed
  • 2012 4,800,000 Pounds Distributed 
  • 2013 8,012,989 Pounds Distributed 
  • 2014 9,400,000 Pounds Distributed

67 Pounds of food per person in poverty distributed in 2013!

STAFF 
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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HUNGER FACTS
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FOOD BANKING
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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FOOD BANK

SO, THEN... WHAT IS A FOOD PANTRY, OR A SOUP KITCHEN?

Food pantries distribute non-prepared foods and other grocery items to needy clients, who then prepare and use these items where they live. They are primarily operated through referral systems, in which staff at nonprofit organizations screen clients and refer them to pantries operated by volunteers. In El Paso, local food pantries obtain their food from the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger and then in turn distribute to their own clients.

 

soup kitchen prepares and serves hot meals.

WHERE DOES THE FOOD COME FROM?The majority of food donations are made by the USDA, Feeding America, Feeding Texas, and local food manufacturers, processors, grocery chains and other food suppliers. Companies and organizations, as well as members of the community, also play a key role by making generous monetary and food donations. Companies and civic organization will often host food drives as a way to collect donations. As donations come in, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger works to ensure that food provided to those in need are always edible and within the expiration date. We distribute food in many ways; directly to those in need, to local food pantries and to registered non-profit partners who obtain the food at a much lower rate than local grocers and use them in their shelters and in their own kitchens.

WHAT IS A FOOD BANK?

A FOOD BANK IS A 501 (c) (3) NON-PROFIT HUNGER RELIEF ORGANIZATION THAT SERVES AS A CLEARING HOUSE TO SOLICIT, INSPECT, REPACK AND DISTRIBUTE FOOD TO THE ORGANIZATIONS LIKE FOOD PANTRIES, SOUP KITCHENS AND SHELTERS THAT FEED THE OVER 131,000 PEOPLE IN NEED IN OUR REGION.

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(915) 298-0353