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 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.
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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.
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.
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.
The individual donors so essential to our operating funds.
EPFH offsets major expenses by utilizing volunteers. In 2016, more than 6,500 people volunteered their time!
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.
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.
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.