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 Charity Navigator has given MEND a four-star rating.

Read  MEND’s excellent reviews as a  “Top-rated Nonprofit” on the Great NonProfits website …

or write a review for MEND yourself!

Guidestar has named MEND a Valued Partner for its commitment to transparency.

MEND is a GuideStar Valued Partner

Learn more on the Guidestar Website



Client News

Diana (right) and her family

Diana’s Aspiration

At eight years old, Diana Iturbe already has a clear picture of her future. “I want to help people feel better when they are in pain and help them smile brighter too” she says. As she prepares for a career in dentistry, she knows that staying on top of her...

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Volunteer News


Ron Villafana – Volunteer of the Year

And the 2013-2014 Volunteer of the Year award goes to…. Ron Villafana! Retired insurance executive Ron Villafana is a tireless MEND volunteer and outstanding advocate. Fifteen years ago, through his church, Ron heard of MEND’s need for volunteers. He answered the call and stepped into the role of volunteer food truck...

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MEND’s Welcoming Face

One of the first faces you will see when you walk through the doors of MEND on San Fernando Road belongs to a man with a large smile, dancing eyes and soothing voice. Mr. Wilson Herrera has been a part of MEND for five years. In his days before MEND, Mr....

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Video: A Day in the Life of MEND

Watch a full-size version this new video on MEND's YouTube channel.



The “Hungry for Good Food” MENDing Poverty Conference registration is now open. Register here today.


Thanks to our sponsors and attendees who supported MEND’s annual fundraising gala, Hollywood’s Biggest Night. Here are some photo highlights from this year’s event.

See you next year for another fun night of glitz, glamour and giving!


MEND named California's Nonprofit of the Year for 2012

MEND considered a “model” for including volunteers in nonprofit work.
Read the MEND CASE STUDY by CaliforniaVolunteers’ Service Enterprise Initiative.


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MEND Center Hours

Tues. – Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat. Front desk 9 a.m. to 12 noon;
Food and clothing donations accepted
until 4 p.m. in the back of the building