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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.


MEND is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Tax ID #23-7306337

Client News

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The Stress Reliever

“The services MEND offers are a stress reliever for me and my wife” says Donato Jimenez, a MEND client. Donato, emigrated from Mexico to the “land of opportunity” in 1975 in search for a better future. For many years he worked at a hospital as a janitor and in maintenance. He...

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Volunteer News

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A Star Of Our Own

“Dedicated.  A pleasure to work with. Smart. Intelligent” are all words used to describe our Volunteer of the Month. Yasmin Serrato, came to MEND approximately 6 years ago as an undergraduate student. She began volunteering in our Client Intake Department where she interacted with clients on a regular basis. She was...

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In Pursuit of a Dream

Profile: Andrea Bañuelos Mota This MEND volunteer-turned-employee begins medical school at USC By Nicole Gregory When Andrea Bañuelos Mota was five years old and had to get stitches for a cut in her hand, the nurse urged her to not look. But, Andrea remembers, “I wasn’t afraid.” In fact she wanted to watch...

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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.


Many thanks to volunteers and donors who supported this year’s Stamp Out Hunger efforts. Visit our flickr page for highlights of the Stamp Out Hunger festivities.


MEND named California's Nonprofit of the Year for 2012


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MEND Center Hours

Tues. – Fri. 8 am to 5 pm
Sat. Front desk 9 am to 12 pm;
food donations accepted until 4 pm in the back of the building
clothing donations accepted until 5 pm Tuesday to Friday and until 12 pm on Saturdays