The El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank Will Be Closed On July 4th
In observance of Independence Day, the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank will be closed on Saturday, July 4, 2020.
The El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank reminds El Paso residents that on Saturday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day all food distribution sites will be closed. Residents are encouraged to pick up food boxes before or after the holiday as all food distribution sites will be closed and will resume regular hours before and after the 4th of July holiday.
Since the pandemic began back in mid-March the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank has distributed up to 11,000 emergency food boxes daily through its 5 mega-distribution locations and mobile pantries around the El Paso, Culberson, and Hudspeth Counties.
Unfortunately due to unemployment, and furloughs the Food Bank has seen a surge in families accessing its services due to food insecurities for members of the community.
According to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank: "The US Census revealed 23% of people in El Paso County are estimated to be food insecure as of 2018. With the pandemic, we estimate we are adding another seventy-five to a hundred-thousand people to that number."
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.
The following El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank Drive-Thru Distribution Sites will be closed on July 4, 2020:
West - Vinton, TX:
- Bill Childress Elementary School - 7700 Cap Carter Road
- Kelly Center for Hunger Relief at 915 N. Florence
- El Paso County Coliseum at 4100 E. Paisano Dr. (There will also be NO food distribution at this location on Saturday, June 13, 2020)
- Katie's Pantry at 4801 Sun Valley
East/Far East/Socorro/Clint/San Elizario/Fabens/Horizon:
- El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank at 9541 Plaza Circle
- Abundant Living Center - East - 1000 Valley Crest