El Paso Food Bank Makes Primary Pantry Changes, Adds New September Distribution Sites
The El Pasosoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank has added three new Primary Pantry distribution sites for the month of September and has concluded service at two others.
Distribution at Bill Childress Elementary in Vinton has ended. Families in need of food assistance in that rural part of the county can pick up emergency food boxes on Thursdays at Anthony Municipal Park, and Fridays at the Village of Vinton city government office.
Other changes regarding distribution sites recently announced by EPFH include service at Katie’s Pantry in northeast going on hiatus until September 26, and the addition of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in the Upper Valley as a weekly food assistance location.
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 9/9/2020.
Monday through Friday Food Box Distribution
Tuesdays Only Food Box Distribution
•St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 5005 Love Rd, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursdays Only Food Box Distribution
•Anthony Municipal Park in Anthony, 100 Richard White Ave, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Fridays Only Food Box Distribution
Village of Vinton city government office in Anthony, 436 Vinton Rd, 8 a.m. - 11 a.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.
Requirements to Receive Food Assistance
-Provide an ID (Identification Card)
-Provide number of people in household
-Provide self-declared income
Everyone receiving food at any food distribution sites and mobile pantries must wear a face mask, and, if loading their own groceries, vinyl gloves.
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.
Distribution Process at 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.