Friday morning, officials with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger food bank announced a $500,000 donation from the Paul L. Foster Family Foundation that helps to fund Phase II for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank Capital Campaign.
“We are beyond humbled by the very generous donation made by the Paul L. Foster Family Foundation. The investment that has been made in El Paso’s Food Bank will allow the growth and expansion necessary to serve the needs of the hundreds and thousands of people in our community who do not have enough to eat,” said Susan Goodell, CEO of El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.
This gift represents a firm commitment on the part of the Paul L. Foster Family Foundation to overcome the plight of hunger, which confronts over 200,000 members of our community, mostly children under 16 years of age.
“Our Foundation is honored to be a part of our region’s efforts to meet the needs of El Pasoans who don’t have adequate food supplies for their families,” said Paul Foster.
“It is difficult to comprehend that one of out of every three children in El Paso don’t have enough food to eat, which is why we continue to help. Alejandra and I know that the work being done by El Pasoans Fighting Hunger benefits those in our community who lack basic food and nutrition. It makes us very proud to be a part of that initiative.”
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank (EPFH) is El Paso’s only food bank and a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief network.
EPFH currently serves more than 200,000 food insecure individuals unsure of where their next meal will come from. EPFH works with more than 130 partner agencies to distribute as much as 15.5 million pounds of food a year in 3 county areas: El Paso, Hudspeth and Culberson. These agencies include food pantries, shelters, churches, and social service agencies that, together with EPFH, provide service to the hungry.
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