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Where can I get free groceries or groceries for a greatly reduced price?

Campus Cupboard

Pack a bag of groceries once a week with food items you choose. Frozen meat and fish is available from the freezer. In addition to food, personal care items are also available.

Location: Crossroads Lutheran Campus Ministry, right next to the Performing Arts Building and immediately north of Trafton.

Address: 331 Dillon Ave., Mankato, MN

Phone: (507) 625-6779

Hours: 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday (during academic year)

If your need is urgent and you can't make it on Tuesdays, please contact the Crossroads office at (507) 625-6779.

ECHO Food Shelf of Mankato

A client choice food shelf, you are able to choose the items you prefer. There is a volunteer to assist you with finding the food items you need. Anything beyond the standard food order including baby items, snacks, juice, laundry detergent, dish soap, baking supplies, soy milk, powdered milk, personal care items, etc. may or may not be available.

***BAD WEATHER ALERT: ECHO will be closed if District 77 closes due to bad weather.

Address: 1014 South Front St., Mankato, MN

Phone: (507) 345-7508

Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday (The last appointment is at 4:15 p.m.); 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday (The last appointment is at 6:30 p.m.)

Fare For All

A great way to save money on quality, nutritious food. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and frozen meat is purchased in bulk to save you up to 40% off grocery store prices. The best food is selected from the shipments and then pre-packaged to give you the best deals. Fare For All is community supported and open to everyone--there are no qualifications to participate. The more people who shop, the better the value becomes for everyone.

Fare For All has 38 locations throughout Minnesota where food packages are sold once per month.

Dates, times, and distribution locations vary. (See Web site)

Food For All

Pay $5 for all the food you can fit into a basket or bag. The program is held the second Saturday of each month at Goodrich Construction.

Address: 1700 3 rd Ave., Mankato, MN

Phone: (507) 625-7228

Hours: Begins at 9:00 a.m. and people are welcome to arrive at 8:30 a.m. to line up early.

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