Local Facebook group nominated to win $ 50,000 cash prize for El Paso food scene


EL PASO, TX (KTSM) – El Pasoan Taylor Shabazz, created a Facebook group called “Foodies of El Paso TX.” & surroundings ”, which is now one of the first groups nominated for a Facebook Community Award.

Founded in 2016, she said she launched the group among military wives who were new to town and didn’t expect it to become so popular. In the first three months, it managed to gain over 10,000 members and now has over 36,000 members. Shabazz says she didn’t expect it to grow as fast as she did and is grateful for the platform.

“I love El Paso because of the diversity and the food scene. I’ve seen a lot of food entrepreneurs and business owners come together to really see what consumers want and what they’re interested in and always come out with new things, ”she said.

If they win, they will receive a grand prize of $ 50,000 for community funding of El Paso’s culinary scene.

Voting will remain open until October 22, submissions are entered through your phone by searching for #LoveThisGroup on Facebook. The winners will be announced at the Facebook Communities Summit on November 4.

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