Ever since measures taken to control the spread coronavirus forced many businesses to close or downsize its workforce, food insecurity has become one of El Paso's biggest issues.

With the number of families in need skyrocketing, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank has partnered with the El Paso Independent School District Community Schools program to resume the district's campus-based food pantry to help meet the overwhelming demand.

According to a district press release, the mobile food pantry will distribute food on Tuesdays at Guillen Middle School, located at 900 S. Cotton.

Every Tuesday throughout the school closure volunteers will distribute canned goods, dried foods, and fresh food from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Up to 500 families can be accommodated weekly.

“The mobile food pantry is available to the entire community during these challenging times due to the COVID-19 virus,” said Simon Chandler, EPISD Community Schools coordinator in the release.

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