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To view an archive of all our TV media, Radio Media, and Press media appearances as well as MEND press releases
please visit our press archives page.

102.7 KIIS FMCommunity Council – MEND 
August 3, 2015 

KNX On Your Corner: MEND in Pacoima 
October 24, 2014 

KLOS Mark & Brian: Stamp Out Hunger Interview with Richard Weinroth(mp3) 
May 13, 2011 

KFWB 980: Stamp Out Hunger Interview featuring Richard Weinroth(mp3) 
May 13, 2011 

KFWB 980: Project Glamour Interview (mp3) 
April 15, 2011 

Los Angeles Daily News:                                                    Janet Marinaccio, leader of MEND, named a ‘San Fernando Valley Woman of the Year’                         March 8, 2022

Los Angeles Daily News:                                                      Helping those in need is still the goal as Meet Each Need with Dignity celebrates 50 years                          August 20, 2021

Los Angeles Times:  
Best Charity of 2021                                                 August 1, 2021

New York Times:  
In Los Angeles, The Virus Is Pummeling Those Who Can Least Afford to Fall Ill                                                  January 29, 2021

Los Angeles Daily News:   
At jammed San Fernando Valley hospital, staff strives to stay focused amid torrent of COVID December 30, 2020

Los Angeles Times:  
San Fernando Valley’s Latino neighborhoods staggered by L.A. County virus outbreak December 1, 2020

Los Angeles Times: 
Perfect Storm for Coronavirus
November 22, 2020 

Los Angeles Times:
Empresarios mexicanos hacen la diferencia  
August 8, 2020 

The New York TimesBankers Rebuke S.B.A. as Loan System Crashes in Flood Applications 
April 27, 2020 

San Fernando Valley Business JournalMoney Tactics Turn Around MEND 
March 2, 2020 

LA Daily NewsHow to help the homeless in LA County 
September 30, 2017 

The Daily Floss: Community Health Care Begins in SoCal 
September 22, 2017 

Digital JournalWoodbury University Course Introduces Students to Politics of Food, ‘Mindful’ Philanthropy 
August 2, 2017 

San Fernando SunBenefit Concert Featuring Poncho Sanchez to Support MEND and MAP 
July 28, 2017 

Park LaBrea News Beverly Press: Benefit Concert to Support Local Nonprofits 
July 26, 2017 

VICE: This Undocumented Immigrant is Helping Kids Achieve the American Dream 
July 13, 2017 

Los Angeles Daily News: Head of San Fernando Valley’s largest social services agency to step down 
September 9, 2016 

Los Angeles Daily News: Charity events in the San Fernando Valley for the week of April 25, 2016 

Los Angeles Daily News: Gladys Gomez was always on the go 
April 24, 2016 

Los Angeles Daily News: Charity events in the San Fernando Valley for the week of April 18, 2016  
April 17, 2016 

Los Angeles Daily News: Charity events in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, March 21-28  
March 24, 2015 

La Opinion: El Programa Que Cambio Mi Vida  
March 4, 2016 

Signal SCV: To Celebrate Birthday, Local Boy Collects Gifts for others  
December 25, 2015 

The San Fernando Valley Sun: Spreading Warmth to the Homeless  
December 24, 2015 

Los Angeles Daily News: Shelly: Scout Troop’s Christmas Tree Lot Gets A Chock From DWP Fee Hike  
December 22, 2015 

LAUDS Daily: School Psychologists Honor Season of Giving In Their Community 
December 18, 2015 

CSUN Northridge MagazineThe Public Good: Students Grow through Public Learning December 5, 2015 

CSUN Today: CSUN Gives Back on Second Annual Giving Tuesday 
December 7, 2015 

Los Angeles Daily NewsLocal Food Banks Need All the Food You Can Donate Then Some 
November 24, 2015 

Daily Breeze: San Pedro Agency Reaps Holiday Food Donations that help 350 Families 
November 24, 2015 

LA Daily NewsCharity Events in the Los Angeles Area Nov 23-30 
November 23, 2015 

CSUN Today: CSUN’s Unified We Serve Collects Food and Clothing for Local Families in Need 
November 23, 2015 

CSUN Today: CSUN Students to Cover Library Steps with Goods Collected for Needy 
November 17, 2015 

CSUN Today: CSUN’s Unified We Serve Will Hold Annual Clothing and Food Drive 
November 9, 2015 

LA Daily NewsCharity and Volunteer Events in the LA area 
November 2, 2015 

San Fernando Valley Sun: MEND, US Postal Service Join Forces to Fight Hunger 
May 7, 2015 

Huffington Post: Hollywood’s Biggest Night is Here! 
February 18, 2015 

LA Daily News: Cal State Northridge students start new fitness training for Pacoima Residents 
February 17, 2015 

CSUN Today: CSUN’s 100 Citizens Partners with MEND to Improve Community Health 
February 12, 2015 

La Opinion: Mas de 40 anos sirviendo al Valle de San Fernando 
January 19,2015

LA Daily News: San Fernando Valley Health Awareness Fair to Help At Risk Youth 
January 17, 2015 

December 7, 2017– Media Alert – Santa’s Helicopter and Red Cadillac Spotted in Pacoima 

November 9, 2017– Press Release – MEND Receives New Dental Equipment Donation From Ray America Inc. 

October 19, 2017– Press Release – MEND Welcomes Chanya Blumenkrantz as Chief Development Officer 

June 13, 2017– Press Release – MEND Names Long-time Non-Profit Leaser as New CEO 

May 11, 2017– Media Alert – Edward James Olmos to Kick off 25th Anniversary of Stamp Out Hunger 

February 26, 2017– Media Alert – MEND Hoste its 7th Annual Fundraising Gala, Hollywood’s Biggest Night 

December 10, 2016– Media Alert – Santa’s Red Cadillac Arrives in Pacoima 

August 31, 2016– Media Alert – MEND Rolls Out the Red Carpet for 250 Local Children 

June 1, 2016– Media Alert – 9th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference to Address Affordable Housing in Greater Los Angeles 

May 6, 2016– Media Alert – Edward James Olmos to Kick Off Stamp Out Hunger at MEND on May 10 

February 19, 2016– Media Alert – Charity Gala to Celebrate Hollywood’s Biggest Night 

February 2, 2016– Media Alert – MEND – Meet Each Need with Dignity to “Give Kids A Smile” 

December 11, 2015– Media Alert – Sylvia Lopez to Emcee Santa’s Fly-In Event at the MEND Center 

December 1, 2015– Media Alert – MEND Joins Global #GivingTuesday Movement on December 1st 

October 7, 2015– Media Alert – MEND to Hosts “Friends for Good Breakfast” to Thank Supporters 

August 25, 2015– Media Alert – MEND to Host Back to School Event for More than 200 Third Graders in Pacoima 

June 2, 2015– Media Alert – 8th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference to Address Income Inequality 

May 5, 2015– Press Release – Edward James Olmos to Kick Off Stamp Out Hunger at MEND on May 5 

February 3, 2015– Press Release – Bank of America Donates $20,000 to Local Charity 

December 5, 2014– Media Alert – Santa’s Helicopter and Red Cadillac Spotted at the MEND Center 

August 27, 2014– Press Release –MEND’s “Head to Toes” Event Provides More Than 200 Third Graders with Back-to-School Essentials. 

June 6, 2014– Press Release – 7th Annual MENDing Poverty Conference to Focus on Healthy Food Equity 

May 5, 2014– Media Alert – Stamp Out Hunger 2014 

April 11, 2014–MEND names CSUN Outstanding Community Partner 

February 20, 2014–Charity Gala to Celebrate Hollywood’s Biggest Night