Participant Information

Participant Information

If you need help, come to MEND's Welcome Desk or call 818-896-0246.

View Our May Activity Calendar HERE


Services are available to individuals and families in need. You must register to have access to our services. When registering for services, please bring a photo ID. Some services will require an additional enrollment process. 

In accordance with MEND’s nondiscrimination policy, Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.









Food Distribution
& Buen 

Food distribution is open to any community member in need. If available, please have picture ID.

Walk-up Service ONLY

Wednesday and Friday 9am-12pm
**Saturday Distribution every 1st Saturday of the month 9am-12pm

Buen Provecho 3rd Saturday of the month 9am-12pm

Here We Thrive

Hope & Care

  • First Step: Services for those who are unhoused occurr every Thursday from 9-11am. Registration is required to participate.
  • Diaper Distribution: Open to families meeting eligibility requirements. Call 818-686-7323 to learn if you qualify. Registration is required to participate.

Pathways to Wellness

  • Group Activities such as Walking Groups, Nutrition Classes and Healthy Cooking Demonstrations (available to any registered MEND participant)
  • Living Wise & Well – specialized program for registered participants age 55+; light exercise and food distribution. Every first & third Wednesday of the month 9-11am *Arrive by 9:15 to participate in distribution 
  • 1:1 assistance for people with diet-related conditions to develop a healthy lifestyle (requires enrollment)

Gateways Employment Services 

  • Group Activities such as Resume Writing workshops, Financial Literacy classes, etc. (open to any registered MEND participant)
  • Paid Work Experience Opportunities through referral partners at SBWIB, DPSS, SER and others.
  • 1:1 assistance with finding and keeping a job

Connections Resource Coordination 

Service Navigators assist MEND participants with accessing other services such as public benefits (CalFresh, WIC, TANF, etc), housing, child care, transportation supports, and more.

Enhanced Care Management

Medi-Cal members who need help dealing with a chronic condition, seeking better wellness or additional support may qualify for the Enhanced Care Management program. For more information, call us at (818) 686-7373.