El Paso Food Bank Updates Primary Pantry Locations, Adds New Distribution Site
The El Pasosoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank has added a new weekly distribution site.
Families in need of food assistance can now pick up emergency food boxes every Saturday at Well Fargo Bank, Bassett Place location, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The new Saturday-only site is in addition to the Primary Pantry Distribution Sites manned by the EPFHFB COVID-19 Response Team throughout El Paso County. Food boxes are distributed Mondays through Saturdays at the locations listed below.
New Distribution Process at El Paso Food Bank Headquarters
Food pick-up procedures have changed at its main location at 9541 Plaza Circle. Those who receive food assistance at that specific location are now be required to park their vehicles and stand in line for a food ticket, which can then be redeemed for a food-filled shopping cart. Individuals must now load their own vehicles as well.
Other Primary Distribution Sites and Mobile Pantries
The changes noted above only pertain to the main food bank location. The El Paso County Coliseum remains drive-thru and volunteers will load cars. Other locations are also still drive through, but people need to load their own cars.
Also now in effect, everyone receiving food at any food distribution sites and mobile pantries must wear a face mask, and, if loading their own groceries, vinyl gloves.
List: Primary Pantry Locations
Below are the locations and times listed by the days of the week food boxes can be picked up. The updated list of Primary Pantry sites below is as of 8/5/2020.
Monday through Friday Food Box Distribution
•El Pasosoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank, 9541 Plaza Circle, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.
•Holy Spirit Church, 14600 Horizon Blvd, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
•Katie's Pantry, 4801 Sun Valley (corner of Sun Valley and Kenworthy), 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monday & Friday Food Box Distribution
•Bill Childress Elementary School, 7700 Cap Carter Rd, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday Food Box Distribution
•El Pasosoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank, 9541 Plaza Circle, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
•Abundant Living Faith Center East, 1000 Valley Crest, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
•Kelly Center for Hunger Relief, 915 Florence, 9 a.m. – 12 noon
•El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
•Well Fargo, Bassett Branch, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.