MEND is an interfaith organization that works to meet the emergency needs of people in Essex County.
MEND supports 18 food pantries in Essex County, including local pantries at Our Lady of Sorrows in South Orange and St. Joseph’s in Maplewood.
We provide funding, food, social service referrals, and volunteers for our food pantries.
MEND supports and facilitates the personal growth and self-sufficiency of people in need, helps them get much-needed benefits, and advocates for policies that improve their quality of life.
About MEND and Morrow Church
We’re grateful to Morrow Church for always rising to the occasion and helping to meet the needs of people facing hunger in our local community. With the recent closure of two soup kitchens in Newark, our remaining food pantries have become vital resources for people in need.
Through our “Help a Family at Christmas” program, Morrow Church has provided gifts, gift cards, and grocery cards for 14 families, reaching a total of 70 individuals.