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ECHO Food Shelf

ECHO Food Shelf's mission is to help people living in Blue Earth County and North Mankato with food assistance. ECHO Food Shelf receives donations from the local community, where the healthy meals are distributed to families facing food insecurity.

Campus Kitchen at Minnesota State University, Mankato, provides ECHO Food Shelf 60 meals per week.

Theresa House and Welcome Inn

Operated through Partners for Affordable Housing, Theresa House and Welcome Inn provide emergency shelter and short term transitional housing to families and single women, as well as assistance in meeting basic needs and accessing area social services. Theresa House and Welcome Inn are an interdenominational Christian ministry, open to people of all beliefs. Campus Kitchen Mankato provides 12 meals per week in support of this initiative.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an international movement, sharing in the mission of Christ for the salvation and transformation of the world. Its members are at worship and at work in over a hundred countries. Salvation Army helps people in crisis during natural disasters, helps seniors, and collects money during the Christmas holiday for the people all over the country.

 Meals are delivered to Maxfield Place, a program of Salvation Army. Between 10-16 meals are shared with them weekly.

Maple River Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry 

Maple River Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry addresses food insecurity in Amboy, Good Thunder, Beauford and Mapleton.  Campus Kitchen at MSU, Mankato primarily shares bread products and whole foods with this partner on a weekly basis.

Campus Cupboard

Located adjacent to Campus Kitchen at MSU, Mankato, the Campus Cupboard serves as a food shelf for students in the Mankato area. Regardless of the school you attend, if you are in need of food assistance, visit the Campus Cupboard during their regular hours of operation and show your student id and you will recieve assistance. Campus Kitchen at MSU, Mankato, shares bread products, soup and sandwiches with this partner on a weekly basis.

Cops and Bobbers

During the summer months, Campus Kitchen at MSU, Mankato partners with Cops and Bobbers, a program matching police officers and other caring adults in mentoring roles with community youth to teach them to fish. Meals are 'kid friendly' and healthy, including fruits and veggies, and healthy games and quizzes for each meal. Sack lunches are provided for 28 youth, and additional bread products are donated to the youth.

 Open Door Health Center

Open Door Health Center (ODHC) is an independently owned and operated non-profit health center, providing quality care and affordable medical, dental and behavioral health care to all people in Southern Minnesota. A limited quantity of food is provided to support clients on their path to wellness.

South Central College

Weekly, a representative of South Central College picks up a box of food for distribution to student in the North Mankato campus.


The REACH is a youth drop in center for people ages 18 to 24 who are currently or who are at risk of homelessness. The REACH provides various programs of support including meals.