We always strive to help our El Paso community by providing food for those in need, however, in March, we partnered with the UT Southwestern Medical School’s Christian Fellowship students. Youth Impact helped set up free medical care for those without a means of insurance at our Fort Boulevard location.
Approximately 10 to 12 students and four doctors arrived in El Paso from Dallas in order to give healthcare to our community members. We scheduled the event for Thursday, March 28th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Many of the community patrons received free eye glasses, medication and checkups.
Health Care Impact
The total number of patrons seen on this day were 40 and greatly appreciate the attentiveness of the students and doctors willing to serve those with no financial or insurance means.
If you or someone you know that doesn’t have medical coverage and wants to see if their children qualify for assistance, they can go to Insure Kids Now to find more resources and how to apply for CHIP.
As with every monthly food pantry, we continue our partnership with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger, which is a local Food Bank, to provide us with the food we offer to the community at a fair cost to support those in need.
This past Saturday, April 20th, we had our monthly food pantry and were able to provide food baskets to those in need.
Below are some of our volunteers getting the food baskets together for our community patrons.
Summer is just around the corner and many children go to bed without a meal. We are working to reduce that by continuing with our monthly pantries to help reduce the number of children from going hungry.
Many of the children that come to our pantry with their families go to school and get their breakfast and lunch served in school but at home might struggle to find a healthy meal.
This is where the community and Youth Impact come together to serve them. With any donations we get plus with local businesses, we strive to keep providing to our local families.
According to the Texas Women’s Foundation:
“The female poverty rate in the El Paso metro area is much higher
than in Texas, and over 106,000 women and girls in the El Paso
metro area live in poverty”
This is something we try to aid many of the women that come to our pantry as some of them are single household income earners and might struggle to juggle between paying a bill, buying food or paying for childcare.
If you or someone you know needs to apply for SNAP benefits or see if you qualify, be sure to learn how your Texas benefits can help you.
We want to help reduce food insecurities but we can’t do this alone and need your help with monetary donations, volunteering or even contacting us to see what food items are needed for our pantry.
This month we were able to serve 80 families within the community thanks to all of our volunteers. We invite you to come by and help us out by volunteering or providing any in-kind donations.
We are very grateful to everyone that made this pantry a success and welcome to join us on our upcoming food pantry in May. You can make an impact one individual at a time. Come and help us multiply our impact as there are many ways you can help.
If you are interested in volunteering or donating, please feel free to contact us.
To see more pictures of our Month Food Pantry, visit our Facebook page.
We offer this pantry every third Saturday of each month and we ask that you please share this information with those in need as well.
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- Canutillo ISD and Youth Impact Collaborate
- March’s Health Fair and April’s Food Pantry
- March’s Monthly Food Pantry in El Paso
- Food Bank: February’s Monthly Food Pantry in El Paso
- Food Bank: January’s Monthly Food Pantry in El Paso