NOTICE: ONLY FOOD DISTRIBUTION – 6 month wait will be waived until further notice.
Are you in need of food?
We are here to help!
The ECHO Food Pantry was created to assist families, like you, who have suffered a recent emergency and need help with food in Hillsborough County. Neighbors who have a recent loss of job, income, house fire, emergency foster children, or other emergencies are encouraged to visit the ECHO Food Bank for temporary help feeding their family.
In Need of Clothing?
We want to help!
The ECHO Clothing Room was designed to help neighbors like you, who have suffered a recent emergency and need clothing assistance. Our Clothing Closet provides each neighbor with seven outfits and three pairs of shoes. In addition, children will receive two new pairs of socks and underwear or diapers.
Starting All Over Again?
Let us help you!
Depending on the emergency, we can help you with household items, such as linens, blankets, towels, small appliances, pots, pans and utensils.
ECHO also offers a wide array of services for families and individuals.
Zip Codes We Currently Serve
Residents of the following zip codes qualify for assistance at our Brandon location:
Zip codes: 33510, 33511, 33527, 33547, 33584, 33592, 33594, 33596, 33610
BRANDON WELCOME CENTER
507 N Parosns Ave.
Brandon, FL 33510
OPEN: Monday through Friday | 8:30am 12:30pm
Tuesday evenings 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Residents of the following zip codes qualify for assistance at our South County location:
Zip Codes: 33534, 33569, 33578, 33579, 33619
RIVERVIEW WELCOME CENTER
7807 Capitano Street
Riverview, FL 33576
OPEN: Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 1:00pm
What do I need to Bring?
- Current Photo ID (Driver’s license is preferred)
- Original Social Security Cards for each family member receiving assistance
- Current Proof of Address (Document must be dated or received in the last 30 days. Accepted items include; a bill, correspondence received in the mail (addressed to applicant), copy of current lease if signed in past 30 days, rent receipt or notarized letter with corresponding mail to verify.)
Please note that each applicant’s situation will be reviewed and services will be provided accordingly.
Emergency Care Help Organization is here for emergencies. Visits must be a minimum of 6 six months apart from your previous visit.
Frequently Asked Questions
I don’t have my documents, what do I do?
We would be happy to provide resources to other agencies until you get your documents taken care of and even provide you with a small amount of food in the meantime.
What do I need to register with ECHO?
You will need an ID, a social security card for yourself and anyone else in the home needing services, and a recent piece of mail with your current address.
I just came in last month, can I get help again?
Unfortunately, ECHO exists to help those people that are in emergencies and you can only come once in a 6 month period. We would be happy to provide other resources for any ongoing food needs.
I’m homeless, can I still receive help?
Of course, our homeless neighbors can come to ECHO once in a month period if needed.
Life Rebuilding Programs
ECHO has excellent resources in place to help you if you have lost your income. It could be that you need to finish high school or get help creating a resume. You may have been affected by the death of a family member who was the main bread-winner in your family and you have not worked in some time – whatever the reason, we are here to help get you back on your feet again.
Referrals: to partner organizations with additional support services and job search assistance offered.
What we offer
FREE GED Program/
Ofrecemos clases de GED GRATIS
We provide FREE English/Spanish General Equivalency Diploma (GED) classes, taught by retired, certified teachers at two locations. Change your future sign up below!
Gratis clases de GED. Cambie tu futuro – registro abajo!
Change Your Future Today/Cambia Tu Futuro Hoy
GED Brandon – English classes
GED Brandon – GED Espanol
Sign Up Below/Registrate Abajo
Did you know that you can get FREE computer access at our Welcome Center. We also offer, printing, copying, and faxing. Of course, we do have to set a limit on print and copy jobs.
Our Back to Work program teaches participants how to write a resume, search for jobs, learn the do’s and don’ts of interviewing and much more!
Funded by Hillsborough County and Bank of America.
Register for our next class
Individuals who have questions related to budgeting, managing finances, handling debts or starting a savings program, are encouraged to make an appointment with Charlie, our financial planning volunteer.
Funds donated in excess of need will help us continue to serve the hungry and vulnerable in our community, throughout the year. Echo of Brandon, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization. A copy of the official registration (CH15550) and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state 1-800-435-7352. Registration doesn’t imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. Gifts to ECHO are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.