Photo courtesy El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank
Monday afternoon, the Aguilar Family Foundation announced its donation of 420,000 meals for El Paso families.
“El Paso is a community with several thousand food insecure families, and this pandemic only increased the need within our community. We were committed to this cause prior to this crisis, and we want to inspire others to give to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. The need is still there,” said Richard Aguilar of the Aguilar Family Foundation.
Prior to the pandemic, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger was distributed 32.5 million pounds of food in 2019 to local families. Unfortunately, in 2020, that distribution rose to 139.7 million pounds, making El Pasoans Fighting Hunger the fourth largest food bank in the nation.
“We’re still not out of the dark. Our projections show that we have about 18-24 months before we come out of this,” said Kathy Cox of El Pasoans Fighting Hunger.
“Thankfully, we have families in this community such as the Aguilars who are the fabric of it all, who help us meet our commitment to El Paso and its families.”
The Aguilar family has a long-standing tradition of providing sustained support to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank and this latest gift is a testament to their commitment to our city and the food bank.
The Aguilar Family Foundation is a donor-advised fund of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation (PDNCF). The mission of the Aguilar Family Foundation is to improve the quality and circumstances of life for present and future generations in El Paso through philanthropy.