Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity

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.