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El Paso County encourages restaurants, food stores to donate/sell excess food to service organizations

El Paso County
Posted at 2:35 PM, Mar 28, 2020

EL PASO COUNTY — El Paso County Public Health and the Community Health Partnership are coordinating the donation/sale of excess food and goods to help the community during the COVID-19 health crisis.

The department said Saturday that restaurants and retail food stores can donate or sell the following goods to local community service organizations:

▪Household goods such as paper products and cleaning supplies

▪Non-perishable foods in original packaging

▪Unopened perishable foods such as milk, dairy, raw meats and eggs

New guidance was established through a state executive order to temporarily allow restaurants and retail food stores to sell and donate raw and bulk items to the public.

Food establishments can email ppchp.org or call (719) 389-9800 to donate or sell goods.