May 19, 2020

SISD Cares Fund Helps EPFH Food Bank to Feed Families During COVID-19

With the help of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation, Socorro Independent School District (SISD) has launched a new fund to assist the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank as they continue their efforts to feed families impacted by COVID-19.

Monetary donations to the SISD Cares Fund will help provide meals to families who are financially insecure. All donations will also support the challenge grant established by the Hunt Family Foundation, Paul L. Foster Family Foundation and MountainStar Sports Group Foundation who have agreed to match all donations up to $1 million made to EPFH Food Bank.

“We are proud to team up with our community partners El Pasoans Fighting Hunger and Paso del Norte Community Foundation to help families during this challenging and unprecedented pandemic,” said SISD Superintendent Jose Espinoza, Ed.D. “It is of utmost importance to provide support to those that need it most. We encourage those in Team SISD who can to join in our efforts to ensure no child or family goes without the nutritious food they need to stay healthy.”

Socorro Independent School District is one of eight school districts in El Paso County and serves more than 47,000 students..

“El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank has assisted tens of thousands of families since the outbreak of COVID-19,” said CEO of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation Tracy Yellen. “We are grateful to the Socorro ISD family for stepping forward to help the growing numbers of families in need through the Socorro ISD Cares Fund.”

The El Pasoans Fighting 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, and there is still a great need to assist those who are food insecure. 

For more information on how you can donate to the SISD Cares Fund, click here.