El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank Still Accepting Volunteers
The El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank is still in need of volunteers especially right now due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.
Unfortunately due to the looming virus unemployment, lay-offs and furloughs have caused a surge in families accessing the food banks services due to food insecurities for members of our community.
Since March 19, the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank has distributed over 331,500 emergency food boxes to families in need in our area and continue to serve our community but more volunteers are needed to meet the demand.
According to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank, the following are the Volunteer Stats since the pandemic began.
Since March 16, which was the start of El Pasoans Fight Hunger COVID-19 Response drive-through distribution model:
- 2,593 new Individuals signed up to volunteer (Over 3x more per month)
- 11,945 volunteer hours have been logged, with a value to the community of $303,761
The El Pasoans Fight Hunger Food Bank utilizes over 200 people across the 5 mega sites and 4 mobile pantries across El Paso. This also includes the use of 100 National Guard, 80 Get Shift Done, 10 AmeriCorps, and 20+ from Workforce Solutions personnel. However, with the ever-increasing need for food, more volunteers are needed daily.
For more information on how you can help by donating or to volunteer visit El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank HERE.
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