Photo courtesy: El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank
On Wednesday, officials with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger (EPFH) announced the addition of a new mobile pantry drive-thru distribution site serving Fort Bliss in partnership with El Paso Armed Services YMCA.
The site – located at 7060 Comington Street – starts distribution Wednesday, May 20, for people living in and around Fort Bliss. At this initial distribution volunteers provided food for 172 families and 667 people.
Officials add that the site will operate every Wednesday from 3 to 5 pm. Anyone in the community can pick up emergency food at this location.
Volunteers and personnel from the Armed Services YMCA of El Paso will be on hand to facilitate distribution at this site.
In addition, if there is any one in the Fort Bliss community who needs a meal, and/or are financially struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, they can register to get support.
So far, since the start of COVID-19 (March 19th) EPFH has distributed 263,043 boxes at 5 major distribution sites and several mobile sites per week.
EPFH is working to ensure that individuals impacted by COVID-19 and related disruptions continue to have the nutritious food they need. The food bank’s crisis team is partnered with Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks, and local partners to ensure the safest handling of food and distributions to our communities. To donate or volunteer, click here.