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Who is eligible?


Any resident of Blue Earth County or North Mankato may receive assistance from ECHO Food Shelf.

 

All households will be updating their information on their first visit of 2021. Update is included in the Regular and Extras Order Form link.

Regular Orders and ECHO Extras

Fill out the Online Order Form to customize your order and schedule a time for pickup.  We need at least 40 minutes to process your application and fill your order.

Llene su orden en linea, personalize el super y programe la hora para recogerlos. Necesitamos po lo menos 40 minutos para procesar su orden.

Will be posted by 9:30am.

WE HAVE GARLIC POWDER, SRIRCHA SAUCE, FISH SAUCE, RED CURRY PASTE, & RICE VINEGAR ON OUR "PANTRY SHELF." 

 

ECHO Food Shelf Order Form for Thursday, May 6, 2021 - Orden de Comida para el Jueves 6 de Mayo, 2021

 

Fill out the following form to cancel your appointment.  We need at least 1 hour to process the cancelation.  

Llene el formulario para cancelar su cita.  Necesitamos una hora para procesar su cancelaceón.

Cancel Appointment - Cancelar su Cita

 

NEW! Customize your order online and it can be ready for pickup within the hour!

Links are in the green column on the left.

 

COVID-19 Update:

 

We now answer the phones 9 am-4:30 pm. Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri and 9 am-6:30 pm Thursday. You can schedule and customize your same day appointment here or call 507-345-7508 to schedule a pick up time

Pick up times are scheduled 11 am-4:30 pm Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri and 10 am-6:30 pm Thursday.

For the safety of all, clients must wait outside for the food to be brought out to them.

Those without a phone can schedule their pickup in person. 

Eligibility and Registration

Eligibility is self declared.

Non-standard Requests


Because ECHO is a client choice food shelf, you will be able to choose the items that you would prefer.   Anything beyond the standard food order including baby items, snacks, juice, laundry detergent, dish soap, baking supplies, soy milk, powdered milk, personal care items, etc. may or may not be available.

How do I receive food?

Are you new?

Complete the Regular Order Form to customize your order and schedule a time for pickup. See the link on the left.

Are you a current client?

 

  • Schedule online before 9am on the day of your appointment. See the links on the left.
    • Name of Household
    • Client #
    • What type of visit your want: regular or ECHO Extras
    • Number of seniors, adults and children in household
  • Set up an appointment by phone, 507-345-7508.  Phones are answered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00am to 4:30pm and Thursday from 9:00am to 6:30pm.
  • Set up an appointment in person during regular hours. You will receive the next available appointment.

Additional Programs

ECHO Delivers Outreach Program

ECHO recognizes that there is a segment of the population who needs extra food for their diet but cannot access the food shelf during regular operating hours because they lack transportation.  For residents in this situation, ECHO will start offering delivery of food supplies to those individuals who ask for the service.

Call our client line at 507-345-7508 if you need help.

ECHO Extras

Clients receive food items that we have in abundance.  This program may be used 1 time per week.

Summer Feeding Program

The Summer Feeding Program provides supplemental food for children during the summer months when school lunches are not available.  Families receive food 1 time per week.

Thanksgiving Basket Distribution

ECHO offers Thanksgiving Baskets which contain a turkey or ham and other food items to complete a Thanksgiving meal.  This service is offered the week before Thanksgiving.

 

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