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Ski or Board for ECHO Food Shelf
Bring 5+ non-perishable food items per person to Mt. Kato February 20th, after 4:00 p.m. to receive discounts on Lift Tickets, Standard Rentals and Snow Tubing!
Canned Goods
Interested in Helping Echo?
There are many ways to help your local food shelf, one of which is by holding a food drive at your workplace or in conjunction with an event. Visit our Food Drives page for more information.

Working Hard to Feed Blue Earth County and North Mankato

Stocking Shelves

The Emergency Community Help Organization (ECHO) provides emergency food assistance to people in Blue Earth County and North Mankato.

ECHO began in 1981 in a church basement and was intended for short term food assistance to people in the Mankato area. ECHO has relocated several times to larger facilities to accommodate the growing need for food assistance. Monthly, ECHO serves approximately 1,620 households and distributes 103,000 pounds of food.

In May 2010, ECHO decided become a client choice food shelf. This allows our clients to choose their own grocery items instead of receiving a standard food package.


ECHO would like to thank the following companies for participating in the Food Rescue Program:

Chipotle - Madison Avenue Location
Cub Foods - Both Mankato Locations
CVS/pharmacy - Both Mankato Locations
Hy-Vee - Both Mankato Locations
Kwik Trip - Stoltzman Road Location
Sam's Club - Mankato
Walmart - Mankato

BAD WEATHER ALERT: ECHO will close if District 77 closes due to bad weather.


Sign Up To Volunteer

Volunteering your time and talent is a great way to support ECHO and help your neighbors in need. Please take a look at our current volunteer opportunities.