The El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will be providing the Nolan Richardson Recreation Center to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger (EPFH) as a food distribution site for participants of the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Weekly Pantry Program.
“Recently, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger saw a reduction in operation at their distribution center in the Northeast which greatly affected a large part of our community needing the food pantry resources,” said Cultural Affairs and Recreation Director Ben Fyffe. “We are proud to be working with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger in opening a location and serving our community, especially those affected during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Nolan Richardson Recreation Center food distribution site is located at 4435 Maxwell Drive. Food distribution will begin on Thursday, October 15, 2020 and will held Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon thereafter.
“We at El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank are so grateful to the City of El Paso for their support as we work to ensure that residents in every corner of El Paso have access to the nutritious food they need to be healthy and active, especially during this difficult time,” said Susan Goodell, CEO of El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.
“After our distribution site in Northeast El Paso reduced its operation to only one day a week, our City leaders quickly mobilized and stepped in to fill the gap left by that reduction. When service organizations and local governments work together, good things happen; this collaboration has made it possible for EPFH to reach more of our neighbors in need.”