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Annual food drive with Chihuahuas, Whataburger, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger sets record

A little over a week after their ‘triple-play’ against hunger, officials with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank released the results of their annual food and donation drive.

Wednesday, May 29th should have been the start of the fifth annual food drive sponsored by Chihuahuas and Whataburger, but the food drive was delayed due to the Chihuahuas not receiving their equipment.

“The cancellation on Wednesday affected us a little bit,” said Racquel Franco Brand Development Coordinator for Whataburger. “We’re just trying to service as many El Pasoans as possible.”

While these unfortunate circumstances might have played a role in the loss for the team on Thursday, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger volunteers and Whataburger staff quickly sprang into action and managed to score a huge win by collecting a record setting $3,440.00 in monetary donations over the weekend.

“The difference this year was a higher number of staff and volunteers from our partnered organization.All three groups pushed the drive even harder to make up for the lost day,” said Adrian Arvizo, the Corporate Partnership Services Coordinator for the Chihuahuas. “The first night’s collection was just as big as our biggest collection day last year; which fell on a Saturday,”

Chihuahuas fans who donated three or more canned goods, non-perishable food items, or a minimum dollar contribution received a free burger coupon from Whataburger.

Along with the food drive at the stadium, Whataburger staff members, as well as several of the Chihuahuas players, staff and even Chico himself, volunteered for the food bank on Saturday.

While the most recent drive was a success, donations are always welcome.  More more information on how to donate, visit the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger donation website.

FirstLight FCU, Sun Bowl Association Team Up to Feed the Hungry in the Borderland

The Sun Bowl Association and FirstLight Federal Credit Union have teamed up with the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank, Road Runner Food Bank of New Mexico and Town Square Media to feed the hungry in the Borderland.

“FirstLight Federal Credit Union and the Sun Bowl Association recognized the need in our communities and have joined forces with Townsquare Media, the El Pasoans Fight Hunger Food Bank and Road Runner Food Bank of New Mexico to help satisfy that need,” said Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas.

Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted at various locations throughout El Paso and Las Cruces from September 10 through November 5, 2018.

Collection bins are located at all FirstLight Federal Credit Union branches in El Paso and the Sun Bowl Association office (4150 Pinnacle Street, Suite 100).

There are also collection bins located at the three FirstLight Federal Credit Union locations in Las Cruces.

“It’s a privilege to give back to the communities that we serve, and by partnering with the Sun Bowl Association and Townsquare Media, we want to collect as much food as possible,” said Natalia Flores, Marketing Manager for FirstLight Federal Credit Union.  “As we get closer to the holidays, we are asking the community to come together and donate to the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank and Road Runner Food Bank of New Mexico, so they can give directly to those in need.”

Those donating can register to win a prize pack of four tickets to the FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade breakfast and four tickets to the 2018 Hyundai Sun Bowl football game on December 31, 2018 at noon (MT).

Donors can register at any of the FirstLight branches as well as the SBA Office.  The last day to donate and to register to win is November 5.

FirstLight and the SBA encourages donors to “give the good stuff,” meaning that donations should include the type of food that have the most impact at a pantry—such as peanut butter, canned tuna fish, and canned vegetables—rather than less nutritious snack items or even simply those foods from the back of the cabinet that rarely get eaten.

Supporters and donors can keep up with the efforts of all participants by following on Social Media via Facebook – Hyundai Sun Bowl & FirstLightFCU; and via Instagram: @HyundaiSunBowl and @firstlightfcu).

List of acceptable donations:

*Non-perishable items only,  Please, NO fresh fruit, vegetables or glass containers Out dated, opened or damaged products are not accepted

Canned Meat (ham, tuna, meat spread)

Peanut Butter

Chunky Soups & Beef Stew

Macaroni & Cheese


Spaghetti Sauce (in a can)

Dry Cereal & Oatmeal

Rice & Beans

Canned Vegetables & Fruits

100% Fruit Juice (cans or plastic bottles)

“Sugar Free,” “Low Sodium,” & “No Salt” Items

List of drop off points:

FirstLight El Paso Branches

5050 N. Desert Blvd.

9993 Kenworthy St.

1555 N. Lee Trevino Dr.

1635 Pike Rd.

20727 Constitution Ave.

2200 N. Zaragoza Rd.


Sun Bowl Office

4150 Pinnacle St., Suite 100, 79902


FirstLight Las Cruces Branches

300 E. Foster Rd., Las Cruces, N.M.

3105 Del Rey Blvd., Las Cruces, N.M.

3791 E. Lohman Ave., Las Cruces, N.M.

Bricktown Tap House & Kitchen Teams Up With El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank

On Tuesday, Bricktown Tap House & Kitchen announced they will will team up with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank to collect non-perishable food items.

“We welcome the opportunity to assist those in need in our local communities,” said Bricktown Brewery President Buck Warfield.

“El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank does a wonderful job of making sure people don’t go hungry during the holidays, and throughout the entire year, for that matter,” Warfield added.

Bricktown Tap House & Kitchen guests are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items throughout the month of December. Collection bins will be located near the entrance of the restaurant.

The restaurant is located at 8889 Gateway Boulevard West in the Fountains Mall in El Paso.  For more information, visit their website and like them on Facebook.

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger’s ‘Food Bank’ is the distribution center for over 120 partner pantries across the borderland region and collaborative hub for hunger initiatives that assists in SNAP applications and nutrition education.

EPFH Officials say, “We currently serve 90,000 food insecure people with 65,000 of those households including children…food insecurity is defined as being limited at times to having adequate food because of a lack of money and other resources.”

For more information on El Pasoans Fighting Hunger, visit their webpage or ‘like’ them on Facebook.

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