April 15, 2020

EPISD Cares funds meals for families impacted by pandemic

The El Paso Independent School District last week launched EPISD Cares, a fundraising campaign to help El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank in their efforts to feed families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

EPISD Cares is a fund of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation.

“EPISD is distributing 32,000 meals per week at 50 sites throughout the District in order to meet the dietary needs of children during school closures, but our teachers and staff expressed a desire to do even more,” said Superintendent Juan E. Cabrera. “EPISD Cares was born from that commitment to service, which has been the cornerstone of this District for more than 130 years.”

All monetary donations made through the EPISD Cares Fund will go toward providing meals to El Paso families during the pandemic. The food bank has distributed close to 80,000 boxes of food to nearly 23,000 families in El Paso since the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting the Border.

Donations made to EPISD Cares will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1 million by the fund created through the partnership of the Paul L. Foster Family Foundation, the Woody & Gayle Hunt Family Foundation and the MountainStar Sports Group Foundation.  

As an additional way to help, the District has launched the EPISD Cares Shop where supporters can buy T-shirts and caps bearing the EPISD Cares and EPISD Proud logos. A portion of each sale benefits the EPISD Cares Fund in its mission to help the families of El Paso.

To donate to the EPISD Cares Fund and access the EPISD Cares Shop, please click here

EPISD Proud & EPISD Cares t-shirts and caps available for purchase - $10 each.