EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank is spearheading a campaign to collect essential supplies and donations to give to migrant children in an effort to keep them mentally and physically active.
The food bank said it is keen to work with the community and meet the needs of 2,000 to 3,000 unaccompanied young asylum seekers aged 13 to 17, boys and girls, who are staying at a facility in Fort Bliss. .
Donated Spanish-language books, board games, and arts and crafts supplies are part of the collection coordinated by the food bank. Sports and musical instruments are also included.
âIf you have Spanish reading material appropriate for your age, basketballs, soccer balls and any kind of musical instrument you can donate, we can use them,â said Susan Goodell, CEO of El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.
The food bank said help from the community is needed to provide these basic items that will help these migrant children keep their minds busy, active and emotionally fit. Books, games, pencils and more are just some of the supplies these children need.
âWe cannot do this without the community who kindly supported our relief efforts. Please donate these much-needed supplies to this humanitarian effort coordinated by the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank, âsaid Goodell.
Anyone wishing to donate sports equipment, arts and crafts supplies, board games, Spanish books, and / or musical instruments should donate them to the food bank located at 9541 Plaza Circle between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.
For those who wish to donate money, click on the Donation Campaign for Humanitarian Effort link: https://elpasoansfightinghunger.org/donate/humanitarian-effort
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