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We have a wonderful, hard working community that made it happen.    Non-Federal donations for FY 2014 included 1,326,500 pounds of food and non-food & $291,629 in non United Way donations. Donated volunteer hours totaled 8,094 valued at $113,154. We love our volunteers!


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Animas Credit Union of Farmington, NM has established a free checking account called Community Interest Checking, allowing users to direct what they would have earned in interest to be directed towards a specific non-profit entity. Click the picture below for more information.

The Humane Society of North Texas has Albertsons Community Partner ...Become a member of Albertson's Community Partner Program. With each purchase 1% of your shopping benefits ECHO Food Bank in order to feed those less fortunate in your community. You may request your Albertson's key tag or visit ECHO Food Bank and pick one up today.

Your Smith's rewards card can now help feed families and children while you continue to save on groceries. Click the rewards card to enroll your card now and start painlessly raising money for nearby neighbors.


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The Economic Council Helping Others Inc., dba ECHO Inc. has been incorporated since 1967 as a 501-c-3 non-profit.  This "Community Action Agency-(CAA)" administers numerous programs throughout the northern half of New Mexico.

Former Secretary of the NM Human Services Department, Pamela Hyde, very aptly described these types of organizations.  "Community Action Agencies work hard in our state to help reduce the impact of poverty and we are proud to serve with them in this effort.  Paramount to their success, I believe, is their ability to accurately assess the needs of each community and then use their flexibility to build a range of services specific to each group of people served, which may include food, affordable housing, pre-schools and assistance with emergencies."


ECHO Inc. currently provides a varied assortment of food programs throughout the northern half of New Mexico.  These services range from USDA Commodity Food Programs to individual emergency assistance-including a kid's elementary school backpack program, to being the food bank for other non-profit organizations feeding hungry and/or displaced individuals.


ECHO Inc. operates both a pre-school and separate latch-key programs based in Aztec.  The sliding fee scale makes both of these programs very attractive to hard working families living on "shoe-string" budgets.


ECHO Inc., through ECHO Construction, has initiated the only workforce housing program in San Juan County. The program assists working families who qualify for low-interest USDA mortgages; taking the family through the process of education in home ownership, financial counseling, and through the construction of a home of their own. 


ECHO Inc. assists individuals with emergency situations.  This assistance may take various forms ranging from case management to actual financial help with rent, medical bills, prescriptions, etc.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender idenity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familal or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at and USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send you completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA trhough the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish)

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.