Thursday afternoon, officials with the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso announced that their organization is collaborating with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank in order to provide food for elderly residents.
HACEP’s Resident Services staff are delivering food pantries to the residents’ doors to help avoid congregating in the common areas and community halls of the properties.
“Many residents at the elderly communities purchased food for approximately 1 to 2 weeks and now they are running out,” HACEP officials shared. “El Pasoans Fighting Hunger has been a partner with HACEP but at this time of need for many families, they are a blessing.”
For residents who wish to order their groceries online, Resident Services staff members are also assisting by helping them make the order and payment online for them.
Once the order is ready, a designated driver goes to pick up the groceries and delivers them to the resident’s door.
For residents who receive food stamps, the online payment system is not feasible for them, making the support of El Pasoans Fighting Hunger and its volunteers even more important.
Resident Services staff members are taking all the precautions necessary to stay safe in order to continue serving the elderly throughout these much needed times.
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