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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 $1872
2 $2538
3 $3204
4 $3870
For each additional household member add $666/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

“USDA and this institution are equal opportunity providers and employers.”

See full non-discrimination statement on Documents page.” 

  Farmington ECHO Food Bank open Mon.-Thurs. 8:00am-4:00 PM

 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

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.