El Paso Food Bank Offering Home Delivery Program For Seniors Disabled & Quarantined
The El Pasoans Fighting Food Bank is now offering a home delivery program that will directly assist local seniors, disabled, and those in quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Since mid-March, the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank has distributed over 260,000 food boxes in multiple distribution sites across El Paso. As the need for food assistance continues to grow due to the ongoing pandemic, the local food bank is piloting a home delivery system for those community members who are shut at this time.
To address this need, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank is setting up an at-home delivery program in partnership with Lyft. Lyft will make the deliveries to individuals in need throughout El Paso, while Master Card, along with Area Agency on Aging will pay for the senior food boxes. The program will have the capacity to provide food assistance to 1,000 seniors and additional individuals who are shut-ins and are in due to self-quarantines or mobility issues.
Interested residents will need to register for the program and then will be added to a waitlist: To register - CLICK HERE
How It Works:
- The delivery process is based on a contactless delivery
- The delivery driver will call the participant when they are on route to the home
- Upon arrival, the delivery driver will leave the food boxes at the front door
- Once the food boxes have been delivered the driver will once again call the participant
- The delivery drivers are not allowed to go into anyone’s home for any reason
- The boxes will be delivered Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.