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Like so many others, Leonel Barragan immigrated to the United States in 1988 to have a better life. A married father of 5 kids, Leonel wished to provide a better life for his family in his newly adopted country. For a number of years, he worked at a plane part...
Over 10 years ago it was retired teacher Liz Zander’s mother who led Zander to MEND. Zander’s mother had attended a fundraising luncheon for the Baby Shower and spoke of it to her daughter. Shortly thereafter, Zander began donating to MEND. Upon retirement, Zander was looking for an opportunity to get...
INSIDE MEND: THE BLOG
"We don't want the foodbank to just give out calories, we want people to embrace the idea of nutrition as a way to foster self-reliance," says Assistant Food Bank Director, Luke Ippoliti. Last summer, in partnership with the Tarzana Treatment Center, MEND offered cooking classes to our clients and the...
Video: A Day in the Life of MEND
Watch a full-size version this new video on MEND's YouTube channel.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Thanks to the sponsors and attendees who supported MEND at our Hollywood’s Biggest Night: the 5th Annual Gala of Glitz, Glamour & Giving fundraising gala. Your generous donations helped raise critical funds for MEND’s general operations. We still continue to raise funds through a FIRE SALE of the remaining silent auction items. Check out our bidpal page for more information.
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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