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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.
Summer Feeding Program
ECHO Food Shelf offers groceries to families once a week during summer break

Working Hard to Feed Blue Earth County and North Mankato

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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 distributes 160,000 pounds of food to approximately 1,700 households.

ECHO has been a client choice food shelf since May 2010 which allows 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:

Aldi - On Madison Avenue
Chipotle - Madison Avenue Location
Cub Foods - Both Mankato Locations
CVS/pharmacy - Both Mankato Locations
Hy-Vee - Both Mankato Locations
KFC - On Madison
Kwik Trip - Stoltzman Road and Premier Drive
Little Ceasars Pizza - South Riverfront Drive
Olive Garden - Adams Street
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.