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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Mankato MN

Echo Food Shelf
Mankato, MN 56001
Details: 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. ECHO has been a client choice food shelf since May 2010. This allows our clients to choose their own grocery items instead of receiving a standard food package.
Mankato Salvation Army
Mankato, MN 56001
Details: The Mankato Salvation Army assists area residents with a wide range of basic needs services, including a midday meal program. Free Noon Meal Program and Bread Distribution: This is a free, year-long meal program offered seven days a week from Noon to 1 p.m. at The Salvation Army Kitchen, 700 S. Riverfront Dr. Free bread and bakery items are also distributed during this time. Annually nearly 30,000 meals are served, most of which are the only meal people in need receive for the day.