The El Paso Electric Company restored power to the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger food bank Friday morning, saving hundred of pounds of food.
Two-thousand people lost power, including the food bank, after a semi truck crashed into an electric pole on Southside off of Americas around 7:45 a.m.
El Paso Electric Crews rerouted power to those impacted and power was restored at about 8:50 a.m, just an hour later.
The El Pasoans Fighting Hunger food bank holds thousands of dollars of food that feeds thousands of hungry people in the borderland everyday.
CEO of El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Susan Goodell told ABC-7, “The people who are impacted are everyone from our kids that are attending our public schools, 182 schools in seven counties, the 2,000 seniors that receive monthly boxes of nutritious food from the food bank, as well as the 125 soup kitchens, shelters and pantries.”
Goodell told me she is thankful for the El Paso Electric crews, she said, “Because of them, thousands of people will have food on their plates tonight and I think that they are one of the unsung heroes of this community.”
Spokesman for El Paso Electric told ABC-7, “Often times when you think about outages, and when the lights go out, you don’t think of the person behind the scenes to make it happen,” he added, “they’re the people in extreme weather and accidents that really get the job done.”
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