Local 9-year-old girl helps feed the hungry in El Paso
EL PASO — A 9-year-old El Paso girl was making a big difference in our community.
Eleanor Schoenbrun recently wrote a grant and won $500 from The Sodexo Foundation to go to The El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.
On Sunday, as part of Global Youth Service Day, she hosted a food drive to collect food for the hungry in our area.
"One if four children in El Paso are hungry and I thought, ‘Why?’ I thought, ‘Why are they doing that?’ And I just wanted to change that so I wrote this grant,” said Eleanor. “I thought, 'I could do this for hungry kids.’ So, I just thought that that would be cool."
Eleanor collected more than 200 food cans and more than $1,000 on Sunday. All of it will go to the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.