El Paso food bank looks for help after supplies depleted


    Courtesy: MGN Online

    A record-breaking distribution in June depleted the nonprofit organization El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank’s food inventory.

    Our media partner the El Paso Times reports, the food bank gave out 922,159 pounds of food last month to food pantries across El Paso County.

    Officials are now asking for more donations from the community in order to continue their efforts to feed the 132,000 needy residents, including 77,000 children, a 2013 report by the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank shows are in need in the county.

    Food bank officials said the organization's goal is to distribute 1 million pounds per month.

    Last year, the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank distributed about 9,820,000 pounds of food to pantries across the county, according to the food bank.

    Food bank officials say they especially need money donations and food obtained through large food drives by companies and other organizations.

    El Paso County Commissioner Carlos Leon and the food bank are hosting a food distribution event for needy families at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Montana Vista Fire Rescue, 13978 Montana Ave., in far east El Paso.

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