Partners

As the one and only food bank servicing El Paso, Hudspeth, and Culberson Counties, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank relies on partnerships throughout the community as well as nation wide.

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief network and a member of the Texas Food Bank Network, a network of 21 food banks in Texas providing hunger relief to every county in Texas.


Partner Agencies:

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger distributes food to 122 agencies like soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and other feeding programs. EPFH does not generally distribute food directly to those in need (with the exception of special programs), but instead partners with organizations in neighborhoods that can cater to the needs in their direct area. In 2016, only through these partnerships, we distributed over 11 million pounds of food.


snap-ed:

SNAP-Ed is the SNAP Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grant Program. The goal of SNAP-ED is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles. 


Food Handler Cards and Civil rights training:

Need some information on obtaining a food handlers card or are you require to do Civil Rights Training? Please click on the links below to learn more. 

Food Handlers Classes of El Paso

Food Handlers of Texas 

​Civil Rights Training


Food Donors:

The majority of food donations are made by the USDA, local food manufacturers, processors, grocery chains, and food suppliers. They play a key role by making generous food donations that we then redistribute to our partner agencies.


Corporate and Foundation Support:

For every $1 donated, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank is able to distribute 14 pounds of food for our neighbors in need. Large donations from corporations and foundations fund special programs, specific needs, and also contribute toward general program expenses.


In-Kind Donors:

At times, companies and individuals alike donate things we need apart from food and funds. Services, automobiles, catering, equipment rentals, and much more. If you have a talent, a service, or other items we just might have a use for it.


Individual Donors:

The individual donors so essential to our operating funds.


Volunteers - Groups and Individuals:

EPFH offsets major expenses by utilizing volunteers. In 2016, more than 6,500 people volunteered their time! 


Social Services:

The Social Services Coordinators provide phone and in-person consultations for families and individuals in need of social services assistance. They provide information and advocacy for services and health care programs.


Nutrition Education: 

The goal of the SNAP Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grant Program is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles. Strategies include but are not limited to: nutrition and physical activity classes, cooking classes, distribution of healthy recipes and tips, taste tests and food demonstrations.


Programs:

EPFH operates Mobile Pantries out of a variety of locations and BackPack for Kids Programs out of one elementary school at the current time. Additionally, foundations and companies often choose to support a particular program.