We have opportunities available for individuals, houses of worship, youth groups, schools, and service organizations to help those in need. 

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Office Opportunities

  • Write or take photos for website and newsletter
  • Collect monthly pantry statistics
  • Update contact management database
  • Administrative support and research
  • Assist with special events
  • Assist in Special Food Drives (mailings, phone calls, sponsorship)

Share the Harvest Garden Program

  • Share fresh vegetables and fruit with our pantries
  • Connect community gardens with MEND pantries
  • Coordinate and make calls

Spread the Word

  • Write press releases about MEND’s work and its special projects
  • Visit pantries and write client stories
  • Produce a video about MEND’s work
  • Serve as a media contact for MEND
  • Help maintain the MEND web page; post stories on Facebook;
  • Visit faith-based and community organizations to speak about MEND
  • Host an event

Other Pantry Needs

  • Health professional to provide health screenings;
  • Nutritionist to conduct nutrition classes for pantry clients;
  • Financial specialist to provide training on budgeting and goal setting for pantry clients

Organizational Support

  • Fundraising
  • Grant writing
  • Public relations
  • Program Management
  • Advocacy

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the MEND Office at (973) 266- 7941 or info@mendnj.org .

Click the link for  MEND’s Volunteer Application.