50th Anniversary Stories

50th Anniversary Stories

50 Years of Stories -Steve

June 14, 2021

Over 30 years ago, Steve was approached by a small organization named MEND to use his industrial building space to p…

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50 Years of Stories -Margie

June 8, 2021

After losing her job during the recession, Margie came to MEND to help serve our community. Fast forward 10 years la…

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50 years of Stories -Isabelle

June 8, 2021

Isabelle and her baby girl were left without a home after fleeing from domestic violence in 2018. With no food, clot…

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50 Years of Stories -Joe

May 27, 2021

Joe’s MEND story started over 10 years ago when he was referred to our services by his rehabilitation center.…

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50 Years of Stories -Karla

May 22, 2021

Karla and her young family are one of many San Fernando Valley families that have relied on MEND for food assistance…

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50 years of Stories -Art

May 11, 2021

Art has dedicated his time for 10 years to serve our MEND community in a variety of different ways. From helping o…

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50 Years of Stories -CSUN Food Pantry

May 4, 2021

For 12 years, MEND and CSUN have worked together through their volunteer program, Unified We Serve, and recently the…

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50 Years of Stories -Grow Gather Give

April 27, 2021

Grow Gather Give is an organization that helps minimize food waste by harvesting home-grown fruit from residential y…

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50 years of Stories -El Nido Cafe

April 20, 2021

El Nido Cafe's Culinary To-Go Program receives 400-650 lbs. of fresh produce from MEND’s food bank every week!…

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