Starting Friday, May 1st, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank will relocate its Sunland Park Mall mega pantry drive-thru distribution site in West El Paso to Vinton’s Bill Childress Elementary School.
The school, located at 7700 Cap Carter Road in Vinton, was selected as a replacement location as the City of El Paso is lifting the “stay home, work safe” order as of Friday, in compliance with Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen the state of Texas.
Residents of West El Paso, who are seeking food assistance, can go to Bill Childress Elementary School and pick up an emergency food box. Distribution will be Mondays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm.
Volunteers and food bank personnel from the Sunland Park location will transition to the Childress location.
The current mega pantry drive-thru distribution locations are:
- East: El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank – 9541 Plaza Circle – Mon-Fri. | 9AM-3PM
- West – Vinton, TX: Bill Childress Elementary School – 7700 Cap Carter Road – Mon & Fri. from 10AM-2PM
- West: Abundant Living Faith Center West – 7100 N. Desert Blvd. – Tues., Wed, Thurs. | 10AM-2PM
- Central: Kelly Center for Hunger Relief – 915 N. Florence – Tues.-Fri. | 10AM-2PM | Sat. | 9AM-12PM
- Northeast: Katie’s Pantry – 4801 Sun Valley – Mon-Fri. | 10AM-2PM
“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis in March, the food bank has faced a soaring demand and are serving more families and individuals struggling with hunger,” EPFH officials shared.
“So far, the EP Fighting Hunger has given out more than 125,000+ emergency food boxes to over 50,000+ families and individuals 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, the network of 200 food banks, and local partners to ensure the safest handling of food and distributions to our communities.