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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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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.

Blue Earth County Social Services

County Social Workers 'Journey Home Program' and Partners for Affordable Housing main focus is to help provide housing and supportive services to low-income families and individuals in the Mankato area. Partners for Affordable Housing believes it is essential that affordable housing and temporary shelter be available to those in need. Public interest is best served when all citizens have the opportunity to properly house themselves and their families in comfort and safety. The cost of housing should not disproportionately deplete the already stretched finances of the poor and homeless.

Campus Kitchen provides between 10-34 meals per week to individuals and families residing in Mankato and North Mankato.

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 8 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 as requested to Salvation Army.

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 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, priarily shares bread products 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.