MEND’s 2017 Gala Celebration

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, NJ

Food alone will never end the hunger crisis. Please join us for a cocktail and dinner reception at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club on Thursday, March 2 at 6:00pm.

MEND is the oldest and largest interfaith network of food pantries in Essex County. Since 1980, more than 1.7 million neighbors have passed through our doors to feed their families. In 2016, MEND’s 16 pantries served over 107,000 individuals.

We are excited to celebrate and express our gratitude with you. We are proudly honoring Notre Dame Church, North Caldwell; Prospect Presbyterian Church, Maplewood; Victor Nichols, DMC Publishing; and Patrick O’Neill, AmpYourGood.

Please purchase your tickets now and help MEND raise funds for resources that address root causes of hunger and shorten our pantry lines for good.

Great opportunities for event sponsorship and advertising are available in our ad journal. We invite you and your family, friends, and colleagues to submit an expression of congratulations in recognition of our honorees and MEND as we celebrate our 37th anniversary together.  Tickets are $125 each for cocktails and a buffet dinner, plus live music.

Links to the invitation, reply card and sponsorship/ad form can be found here: MEND InvitationMEND Reply Card, and MEND AdJournal. The ad journal submission deadline is Feb. 21. Tickets, sponsorships, and advertisements can be purchased online at by check payable to MEND-NJ. Ads should be emailed to, and checks mailed to Katherine S. Cahill, Treasurer, MEND, 37 Evergreen Place, East Orange, NJ  07018. Join us on Thursday, March 2 and learn more about what we do. Your engagement matters, and your generosity is truly appreciated in making this important event a success.