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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

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.