Hunger Walk Draws Hundreds and Raises Awareness of the Plight of the Hungry
10th Annual Walk to End Hunger shines spotlight on work of food pantries while raising awareness and funds on May 3rd.
What is MEND?
Meeting Emergency Needs With Dignity (MEND) is a coalition of eighteen faith-based food pantries in Essex County, New Jersey. Our anti-hunger network has been providing emergency food to individuals and families in crisis for more than thirty years.
MEND works to end hunger in Essex County by supporting our network of interfaith food pantries. MEND provides funds, food, social services referrals, volunteers, and a forum for all member pantries. MEND advocates for policies to improve the quality of life for those in need in Essex County.
MEND always needs volunteers. Call us anytime, at (973) 266-7941.
Learn more about how you can help MEND pantries "Fill The Gap" :
MEND's "Fill The Gap" Campaign
Interfaith inspiration . . .
When I was hungry, you fed me." - Matthew 25
"I want you to share your bread with the hungry,
open your homes to the homeless poor, remove
the yoke of injustice and let the oppressed go free."
- Isaiah 58
"It is not enough to be compassionate; you must
act." - the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Cyatso, 1992
"Let him never turn away (a stranger) from his
house, that is the rule. Therefore a man should
by all means acquire much food, for (good)
people say (to the stranger): 'There is food
ready for him.' " - Hindu,