Wednesday morning, officials with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger (EPFH) food bank announced that they were awarded a $3,713.00 grant from International Paper’s El Paso Box Plant and the International Paper Foundation.
“We are so proud to be partnering with International Paper and are grateful for their donation which will provide 25,991 meals to families in our community.” Stated Susan Goodell, CEO, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger.
Funds will support El Pasoans who are food insecure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the funding will provide nutritious food in the form of emergency food boxes.
“At International Paper, we believe our company cannot succeed if our communities do not succeed. We are proud to support El Pasoans Fighting Hunger as they strive to make an impact on hunger in the El Paso community.” Stated Jason Constans, Complex General Manager.
According to EPFH officials, the International Paper Foundation is one of the ways International Paper strives to reach its vision to be among the most successful, sustainable and responsible companies in the world.
Started in 1952, the foundation annually provides millions in grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to address critical needs in the communities where its employees live and work.
Funding priority is given to programs related to its signature causes: education, hunger, health & wellness, disaster relief, and initiatives that improve the planet.