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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 or call (719) 389-9800 to donate or sell goods.