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The Emergency Food Assistance Program is a Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. Eat Better With FREE food from ECHO Food Bank if you meet the following guidelines:

TEFAP General Public Commodities

(185% of Federal Poverty)

USDA The Emergency Food Assistance Program
Total Household Size Max GROSS Monthly Income  
1 $1860
2 $2505
3 $3150
4 $3795
For each additional household member add $645/mo


To qualify – Bring picture ID for adults & proof of physical address  



  USDA CSFP/TEFAP foods DO NOT exclude you from qualifying for SNAP, TEFAP, TANF

nor will they affect other Federal program benefits



  Farmington ECHO Food Bank open Mon.-Thurs. 7:00am-Noon & 12:30-5:30pm  

 401 S. Commercial, Farmington, NM

Call 505-326-3770 for other distribution sites in San Juan County & Northwest New Mexico – note: USDA foods may only be picked up one time per month


ECHO Closed Fridays & Holidays; Close at 3:00 PM Last working day monthly

www.echoinc.org; echofb@echoinc.org

USDA Food Programs are funded by the USDA, NM Human Services Dept./NM Human Services Dept./FANS Bur.  Applicants must be New Mexico Residents.    USDA prohibits discrimination in the administration of any of its programs. To file a complaint, contact USDA, 1400 Independence Ave., Washington, DC.    USDA, NM Human Services Dept. and ECHO Inc. are equal opportunity employers and providers.