Volunteers Work to Determine Funding for Innovative Food Tracking System

Last Wednesday, volunteers from the United Way’s Basic Needs Community Impact Committee listened to a presentation from El Pasoans Fighting Hunger (EPFH) for their funding request for an innovative new inventory control system. The new system will allow EPFH to monitor and track food as it is received into the facility and distributed back out to community partners in real time. The addition of the inventory control system will allow EPFH to better serve the more than 220,000 individuals who live in hunger on a daily basis.

Volunteers convened to evaluate the EPFH presentation and decide whether or not to recommend funding from the United Way’s Innovation Fund. The fund was established in 2011 by the United Way Board of Directors to fund new and innovative efforts throughout the community that will advance the United Way’ work in the areas of EducationBasic Needs and Income.

“Hunger is an important issue that we need to address as a community. It is nice to have a process in place which allows the community to be a part of the decision making and have a voice in this important issue.” stated Enrique Mata of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation.

For more information on the Basic Needs Community Impact Committee or the Innovation Fund, contact Jason brewer, Vice President of Marketing and Community Building for the United Way of El Paso County at 915-533-2434 ext. 236 or email jbrewer@unitedwayelpaso.org.

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