The YOU EAt I EAt Community Unity Food Pantry


Our Mission

We are a non-profit organization501c (3) certification. We have the State of Texas and federal Government approval to conduct business as a non profit charity and accept donations and contributions. Our purpose is to provide food in addition to gently used clothing, household items, games and toy's to poor and low income families of Texas. We believe that all people in need deserve access to healthy and delicious food. We serve all of those in need without judgement and bias.

Free food does not mean low quality. We only serve the highest quality food that we also would eat ourselves.
— Dorene Marcus Corothers, Founder, Director

  • What We've Achieved

  • November 8, 2018 we held our First Annual “Pizza At The Pantry” After School Lunches To Go Program for school aged children and younger! We recognize that some children may not have dinner waiting when they get home and may very well go bed with little or no dinner at all and today we had enough donations to feed 160 children! We also believe that it is very difficult for a child to do homework on an empty stomach. “Full Bellies Make for Better Studies”.

  • November 3, 2018 we were awarded a generous quarterly grant from Superior Healthplan in recognition of our efforts.

  • November 3, 2018. Our Grand Re-Opening! Many, MANY volunteers donated their time, resources and personal funds to renovate the new and much needed larger space!

  • October, 2018 we were awarded a grant from Allstate Insurance.

  • October, 2018 we participated in the 2018 Savers’ Children’s Halloween Fashion Show.

  • October 2018 we revisited “I Heart Media” to update the Community on how things are going with the Pantry but to also inform them that the help is need is ongoing.

  • October, 2018. A young single mother of five came to us in need of home furnishings. She had one mattress set but no frame. We found them a futon bunk bed, a bed frame for the mattress set, a dinette set, and a dresser. With the help of a regular volunteer we picked up, delivered and set everything up in her apartment. She later received a sofa and loveseat from another Organization. The kids were ever so happy to have a place to sleep and eat.

  • October, 2018. The wife of a Veteran and mother of four came to us about their need for living room furniture. Coordinating on their behalf we found and delivered to them a sofa and two very large upholstered chairs.

  • September, 2018. The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club of El Paso conducted a Fund Raiser and made generous donation.

  • September, 2018 we want on “I Heart Media” to speak to the Community about the need for their ongoing help in serving our less fortunate neighbors.

  • September, 2018 we held a citywide Clothing Drive/Fund Raiser. We amassed over three tons of gently used clothing and household items.

  • August, 2018 we were contacted by “Foodies of El Paso”. Their Social Media following resulted in our “Pack The Pantry” Food Drive.

  • August, 2018 we contacted the Local News to advise the city that the Pantry was in danger of closing on August 30th due to its limited financial resources. The coverage resulted in much needed widespread information even beyond the city of El Paso.

  • July, 2018 we distributed donated school supplies for the upcoming school year.

  • April, 2018 was our third Easter Dinners To Go/Easter Basket Giveaway and Easter Egg Hunt at the Pantry.

  • January, 2018 we again worked with Veterans for Breakfast on another citywide Food Drive and again restocked the Pantry after the Holidays.

  • January, 2018 Faith Riders Ministry of Cielo Vista Church conducted another Food Drive.

  • December, 2017 was our third Christmas Dinners To Go. Thanks to the generosity of the community and the El Paso Marines Toys for Tots Program we were again able to hand out toy to some of our children who may not have had gifts underneath a Christmas Tree.

  • November, 2017 was our third Thanksgiving Dinners To Go at the Pantry.

  • October, 2017 we had a Bake Sale Fund Raiser during the Savers’ Annual Children’s Halloween Fashion Show.

  • October, 2017, Faith Riders Ministry of Cielo Vista Church began a quarterly Food Drive.

  • September, 2017 we participated with Veterans For Breakfast in a Fund Raising Event.

  • July, 2017 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV Creations’ Entertainment allowed us to set up in the Convention Halls during the 2017 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention. We handed out flyers and Pantry information which resulted in a great many in person and online donations from fellow Trekkies.

  • April, 2017 we had a Clothing Drive/Fund Raiser which amassed nearly four tons of clothing.

  • April, 2017 was our second Easter Dinner To Go at the Pantry. Children received Easter Baskets and enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt on Pantry grounds.

  • January, 2017 Veterans at Breakfast conducted a city wide Food Drive. Their efforts brought the Pantry over 1600 items resulting in nearly a ton of non-perishable goods.

  • December, 2016 we had our second Christmas Dinners To Go/Toy Giveaway at the Pantry. Children had photos taken with Santa.

    • November, 2016 we had our second Thanksgiving Dinners To Go at the Pantry.

  • Grand opening at our Dyer Street location on November 5th, 2015, now accepting donations.

  • Community Unity Block Party November 7th, 2015.

  • Thanksgiving meals Nov 2015

  • Christmas meals and toy giveaway Dec 2015

  • Easter meals with Easter baskets giveaway March 2016

  • Independence day BBQ JUNE 2016