Every year, Feeding America has declared September as Hunger Action Month, this month El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank takes a moment to honor and thank a great community leader.
On Wednesday, the food bank recognized Irving Rubin, of blessed memory, by his friends and family at the Food FARMacy of the food bank created in his honor.
Rubin was a humble man who loved his family and his community.
One of his greatest efforts was caring for those in need. His beloved wife, Felicia, his children and his friends have made a generous donation of $100,000 toward the construction of the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food FARMacy in Rubin’s memory.
Their wish is that their commemorative financial gift inspires others to do the same and support El Paso’s only food bank, now the third largest in the nation.
Legacy gifts such as the one honoring Irving Rubin are so important for sustaining the work of the only food bank that serves El Paso. There are more opportunities available to honor loved ones by remembering El Pasoans Fighting Hunger in your estate planning.
“Right now, a generous gift such as this is even more important than ever. Because of this generosity, the food bank is able to serve more than 450 low-income seniors a day through our new Food FARMacy and provide them with the nutritious food they need to stay healthy and strong, addressing their needs in Diabetes and other geriatric diseases,” Susan Goodell, CEO of El Pasoans Fighting Hunger
“With so many people continuing to struggle with the negative impacts of COVID, we are incredibly grateful to people like the Rubin family and Irving’s friends who stand with the food bank to ensure our community’s most vulnerable people do not go hungry.”
“Now more than ever donations and volunteers are critical to the mission of the food bank – to serve those who are hungry. We as a community have to do what it takes to keep seniors, families and children who are experiencing hunger fed. We have to provide the means to those who need food assistance, ” Tanny Berg, EPFH Board member and friend of Irving Rubin, shared.