Empty Bowls

October 28, 2017
11:00 AM / 02:00 PM
Parker High School (608) 754-5333

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Lunch and Fundraiser to support ECHO, fighting to end hunger in Janesville w/handmade soups from restaurants along w/artisan breads.

  • Soup, Bread, Beverage, and Dessert Only: $8 ($10 at door)

  • Soup, Bread, Beverage, Dessert, and Reserved Seating with Servers: $35

Soups from these Participating Locations: Barkley's, Basics, Bass Creek Golf Course, Best Events, Blackhawk Technical College, Bon Ton Bakery, Buckhorn Supper Club, Charlie’s Place, Citrus Cafe, Eagle Inn, ECHO, Fredericks, GR’s Sandwich Shoppe, HuHot Mongolian Grill, Janesville Country Club, Kerry Ingredients, Knutes Bar & Grill, The Lark, Luke’s Deli, MacFarlane Pheasant, Mac’s Pizza Shack, Mercy Hospital, Milwaukee Grill, Moose Club, My Apartment, Panera, Park City, Park Place, Sidelines Sports Pub/ (formerly Hhffrrrggh), Skip’s Friendly Village, Sneakers, SSM Health/ St. Mary’s Hospital Janesville, Steve’s Deli Dog House, Tasty Bites, Texas Roadhouse, Wedges

Other Major Sponsor - Barb & Tim Cullen

Beverage Area Sponsor 




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ECHO Thanksgiving Basket Distribution

November 18, 2017
08:00 AM / 12:00 PM
Rock County Fairgrounds

Thanksgiving baskets have been a part of ECHO since at least 1975.  The basket includes a turkey, vegetables, instant potatoes and gravy, stuffing, homemade cookies or bars, pumpkin pie and whipped topping, and other miscellaneous items.

Sponsors are needed for the Thanksgiving baskets.  Each basket costs $30.  If you would like to make a donation to help feed families for Thanksgiving, please send a check to the ECHO Office at 65 S. High St., Janesville, WI 53548, made out to: “ECHO Thanksgiving” or visit www.echojanesville.org to make a donation online.

 Canned Cranberry Drive will be starting October 2. ECHO would like to get 1,200 cans for the Thanksgiving Basket program. On Facebook you will see weekly posts about the drive.

Volunteers are needed at  8am to begin packing the Thanksgiving baskets at Rock County Fairgrounds.  Volunteers are needed at 9:30am for distribution of the Thanksgiving baskets.  Please call our volunteer coordinator, Fran, at 754-5333 with questions or to volunteer.

Grocery bags can be picked up at ECHO for youth groups and organizations to decorate.  Please bring your decorated bags to ECHO by   Friday, Nov. 17.

Volunteer bakers are needed.  Drop off your pre-packaged cookies and bars (one dozen per ziploc bag) at Rock County Fairgrounds on Saturday, November 18, 7am-10am or at the ECHO office on Friday, November 17, 9am-Noon.


Holiday Express

November 26, 2017
02:00 PM / 05:00 PM
Pontiac Convention Center

Thank you American Family Insurance - Colleen Frentzel and Heather Carmona Agencies for being the presenting sponsor of this event!

Featuring a special holiday movie with free admission. You are encouraged to bring a new toy for the ECHO Toy Distribution. Available for purchase are Photos with Santa, Arts & Crafts Projects, Snowman Soup, Refreshments and More!

ECHO Christmas Dinner

December 25, 2017
11:00 AM / 01:00 PM
St. William's Catholic Church

A Chicken Boy Production - Murder Mystery

January 27, 2018
05:30 PM / 09:00 PM
The Venue

Chicken Boy Productions

More info in December 2017



Swing into Spring Dance

March 24, 2018
07:00 PM / 10:00 PM
Pontiac Convention Center

Janesville CROP Hunger Walk

April 29, 2018
01:00 PM / 03:00 PM
Cargill United Methodist Church


Kathy Holcombe and Carolyn Brandeen
Janesville CROP Walk Co-Chairs