The mission of the Kelly Memorial Food Pantry is to fight against hunger in the El Paso community by providing its residents with resources they need such as food.


The Kelly Memorial Food Pantry is operated by all volunteers from Trinity-First and other local churches in the El Paso community who want to help those in need of food assistance .

The Kelly Memorial Food Pantry began in 2001 through a memorial gift from its namesake, Bob Kelly. The food pantry began in the basement of Trinity- First United Methodist Church serving clients in the area immediately surrounding the church on the first and third Saturday of the month. With time, the need of the pantry grew. With more than 4,500 families, which is over 13,000 individuals being assisted each year, the pantry was moved to its new location at 915 N. Florence, still in the Heart of El Paso to ensure that El Paso residents are continuously not going hungry.  With a Heart for El Paso, Kelly Memorial Food Pantry and its partnership with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger and Feeding America, united strives to improve the ability of families to gain nourishment through hard times by supplying food boxes twice a month.

How to Help

Volunteer Recruitment Initiative

Kelly Memorial Food Pantry is operated by volunteers who donate their time each week to ensure families are receiving food each visit.   We are ready to welcome new and eager volunteers to our community- driven operation.  We hope to provide meaningful service and volunteer relationships through our family oriented non- profit. Our days of highest need for volunteers of 3 hour shifts are for Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12: 00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. By volunteering your time can benefit an entire community!

Food Pantry Partners

               Feeding America


Contact Information

Kelly Memorial Logo  photo


915 N. Florence, El Paso, TX 79902

Phone Number

(915) 533-2674

Hours of Operation as of 8/1/2015

Wednesday and Friday 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Client/Family Guidelines:

To be a regular client you must meet these guidelines:

  • Live in the county of El Paso
  • Have an identification card with your picture
  • Show proof of residency with a utility or other bill/receipt
  • Clients are eligible to receive food twice a month
  • Clients currently being served must reside in the following zip codes:
    • 79901
    • 79902
    • 79903
    • 79905
    • 79915
    • 79930

Volunteer Contact Information:

David Dodge, Interim Executive Director

(915) 307- 0283

College and High School Students!!!

Any students needing volunteer hours and can donate their time on Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. would be greatly appreciated. We will make any accommodations who are in need of hours. 


Any donations such as time, food, and monetary offerings would be extremely appreciated!

Thank you for considering Kelly Memorial Food Pantry


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