Thank you for your generosity! Your gift will help us support our growing network of food pantries and numbers of patrons, and will provide more fresh and healthy food to our neighbors in need!

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If you would prefer to pay by check, please mail your gift to MEND, P.O. Box 1304, Maplewood, NJ 07040.

MEND (Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN: 27-1105051).

Would you Consider Becoming a Monthly Donor?

When MEND was formed nearly 40 years ago, our pantries typically provided food to people who were dealing with short-term emergencies: a sudden illness, the loss of a loved one, or temporary unemployment.

Now, hunger and poverty are more often chronic and linger. Many of our patrons regularly struggle to make ends meet, given the high cost of living in this area and other constraints. They turn to our pantries to help them more regularly. Your monthly gift will provide much needed financial support to our member pantries throughout the year, so that they can do more for their patrons.

To join our TreMENDous Team of monthly supporters, simply choose “monthly” when asked for the “donation schedule” on our online form, or note that you would like to become a monthly donor when you mail in a check, and we will be in touch. Thank you!