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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 …

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

MEND is a GuideStar Valued Partner

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MEND is certified by CaliforniaVolunteers as a Service Enterprise.


Client News


Growing Together with MEND

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...

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Volunteer News

Liz Zander

Liz Zander – February Volunteer of the Month

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...

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MEND Cooking Classes: Cooking for a healthier purpose

"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...

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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.


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.


MEND named California's Nonprofit of the Year for 2012


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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