ECHO Inc.

NEWS AND EVENTS

2017 ConocoPhillips Grant.

We are pleased to announce that we are the recipient of a 2017 ConocoPhillips Grant. This ConocoPhillips contribution will support ECHO Inc. School Pantry and Backpack Programs.  This grant will fund food for approximately 42,000 meals & snacks for area children, college students and veterans in need of food assistance through participating pantries in 26 area schools and support programs.  ConocoPhillips investment in the health of our most vulnerable community members is very much appreciated and will be of great benefit to San Juan County.

Thank you Letter Carriers, USPS and Community

for your help in the 2016 NALC Annual Food Drive.  The drive realized 3 tons of food from Farmington and Bloomfield area residents and a similar amount from the Aztec area for use in local emergency feeding programs.   Hats off to those who helped spread the word.


This will help provide up to 12,000 meals over the summer .


Thank you to the Daniels Fund!

ECHO received a $35,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its Emergency Food Bank programs.   “The grant will enable our program to obtain and distribute additional fresh produce and non-perishable foods to households in need and to help support our hunger relief program partners’ efforts”, said Vicki Metheny, ECHO Food Programs Director.”  “This will also support our remote site distributions throughout northwest New Mexico, assisting vulnerable seniors and children in the most rural parts of our county”, continued Metheny.

 

The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program and ethics initiative.  Visit DanielsFund.org to learn more.

Other Creative Ways to Help

  • “Bring Your Own Bag” to shop Natural Grocers—we get the rebate!
  • Designate your checking account interest at Animas Credit Union to ECHO Food Bank 
  • Use Smith’s rewards card to help the hungry (designate to ECHO on-line)
  • Shop smile.amazon.com & donate to ECHO
  • Request a free T-shirt with a $25 donation
  • Bring in your grocery bags (empty or full)
  • Sponsor a Food Drive (call us 505-325-8222)
  • Check the Smith’s Coin boxes, part of the year, ECHO’s Backpack program is the designated recipient

Food Bank hours—7am to noon & 12:30-5:30 Mon.-Thurs. Call for Senior CSFP only Friday hours. Closed holidays. 505-325-8222