Although things appear to be heading towards near normalcy and many El Pasoans have gone back to work, there are still those in our community who continue to struggle to feed their families and themselves. Many also face the added challenge of keeping their pet fed, too.

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank understands there is still a need and has teamed up with El Paso Animal Services to offer free pet food assistance. On Thursday, April 8, the two charitable organizations will distribute dry dog and cat food at the main food bank location at 9541 Plaza Circle.

One-gallon size Ziploc bags will be handed out from 8 a.m. until the supply is gone. To ensure fairness and that the pet food on hand goes to the greatest number of people possible, the limit is one bag per dog or cat per family.

El Paso Animal Services Pet Food Pantry

If you’d like to contribute to their ongoing effort to help families in need feed their pets, the Pet Food Pantry accepts donations of pet food of all kinds. Contributions can be dropped off at the shelter’s front door, located at 5001 Fred Wilson, seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or donations can be made via the El Paso Animal Services Amazon Wishlist.

Masks Required

Everyone receiving food at any food distribution sites and mobile pantries must wear a face mask, and, if loading their own groceries, vinyl gloves.

Requirements to Receive Food Assistance

-Provide an ID (Identification Card)
-Provide number of people in household
-Provide self-declared income

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