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El Paso church, food bank work to feed thousands of families: Get a list of distribution sites

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300 volunteers pack food and other items for 2,500 families at Abundant Living Faith Center in east El Paso.

EL PASO, Texas -- Abundant Living Faith Center, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger and Hands of Hope came together to distribute 2,500 families who are being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Friday, hundreds of cars lined up outside Abundant Living Faith Center's east location beginning at 6 a.m. A line of vehicles coming into the church parking lot extended all the way to the intersection of North Loop and Lee Trevino. More than 300 volunteers packed food, masks, paper towels, toilet paper, and toys for kids like basketballs, footballs, soccer balls for families that attended.

Abundant Living Faith Center already partners with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger three times a week. Their west side location serves between 1,000 to 1,500 families every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Pastor Charles Nieman said Friday's mega-food pantry was a chance to help those in need in a larger capacity.

"We know there are people in our city that our struggling and we’re glad that we can bring all of these volunteers, all of this property, all these things to bear and make this partnership work to impact the lives of people who really need it,” Nieman said.

Here is a list of just some of El Pasoans Fighting Hunger's distribution centers across the borderland:

  • East/Far East/Socorro/Clint/San Elizario/Fabens/Horizon:
    • El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank - Monday through Friday from 9AM-3PM.
  • West - Vinton, TX:
    • Bill Childress Elementary School - 7700 Cap Carter Road - Mon & Fri. from 10AM-2PM
  • Northeast:
    • Katie's Pantry at 4801 Sun Valley - Monday through Friday from 10AM-2PM.

For more information on El Pasoans Fighting Hunger's efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic, click here.

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Brianna Chavez

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