Welcome to MEND®

Born as a volunteer-powered organization over four decades ago in a garage, MEND takes a holistic approach to relieve the effects of poverty by providing basic human needs while giving individuals the education and training that fosters self-reliance. MEND benefits from the assistance of over 5000 volunteers to implement its vast array of programs.

MEND Center Service Hours

MEND operates programs and services at 10641 N. San Fernando Road, Pacoima, CA 91331. Service hours are as follows:

  • Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: Front desk 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

MEND Reception Desk
(818) 897-2443


MEND is open 2 Saturdays a month from 9am-12pm for Food and Clothing Distribution. Click here to view schedule.

In the Spotlight


Head to Toes 2018

MEND's 18th annual Head to Toes event will take place August 29th, 2018. This back-to-school themed event is hosted for the entire third grade class from Vaughn Next Century Learning Center in Pacoima. This year we're asking for your support. Make a gift today and with the help of volunteer medical professionals...

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Client News

A Community in MEND

Abraham Alvarez found himself as a single parent of four suddenly when his partner passed away a couple years ago. Living in New York and realizing he needed family support to help care for his children, he decided to move back to the northeast San Fernando Valley. However, the move...

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Volunteer News

Stamp Out Hunger 2018

On Saturday May 12th, be a part of America's largest one-day food drive! Be a helping hand in reducing hunger nation wide by participating in the 26th annual Stamp Out Hunger! You can contribute to this great cause in one of two ways:

  1. Leave healthy nonperishable food items by your...

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