2013 LEAD SPONSORS
When Miguel Angel Gonzalez was a teen, he joined MEND as a volunteer, helping distribute food and clothing to families in need. “One of my aunts, Lupita Martin, was working at MEND,” says Gonzalez, 29. “She’s still there now. This was in 1998 or ‘99 — we would go there and...
INSIDE MEND: THE BLOG
Yesterday, one of our volunteers, Sonya, calculated the amount of SNAP/Foodstamps/CalFresh benefits that would be available to her and her child if she did not have a job. (She used this site.) The result: she and her child would be given a maximum of $348 to spend on groceries...
In not quite a year at MEND, Gary Boyd, the Volunteer of the Month for October, has already become a mainstay driver for the Clothing Center and the Food Bank. When either program needs a driver for donation pickups, he can always be...
Video: A Day in the Life of MEND
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Help Make This Christmas Merrier with MEND
Read more on our Christmas page about the many ways you can help needy families during the season of giving.
Special thanks to MEND’s 2013 Christmas Program Sponsors:
- Agora Realty and Management
- Plaza Del Valle
- Wells Fargo
L.A. County’s Poverty Rate Highest in California
As reported in the Los Angeles Times, a new study has found that 27% of county residents lived in poverty in 2011.
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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