SO Rotary and SOPL collect items for various organizations

SO Rotary and SOPL collect items for various organizations

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Gifting Days are here again! South Orange Rotary and the South Orange Public Library will be working with Wynona’s House, Isaiah House, M.E.N.D. and Diller Teen Fellows to collect items for donation. The collection will run through Dec. 16 and all items can be dropped off at the SOPL, 65 Scotland […]

JLOSH harvests more than 4,000 pounds of produce for local food pantries

JLOSH harvests more than 4,000 pounds of produce for local food pantries

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges & Short Hills, together with MEND and other volunteer organizations, came together at America’s Grow-a-Row in Pittstown to harvest fresh produce. Together, volunteers picked more than 4,000 pounds of tomatoes, which will provide more than 16,000 servings of farm fresh produce for so many individuals […]

Rock your socks off while helping others

Rock your socks off while helping others

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood’s Department of Community Services will kick off #Socktober sock drives with a “Rock Your Socks Off” free family dance party this Saturday, Sept. 28, from noon to 3 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Admissions is a recommended donation of a pair of new socks. “Rock Your Socks […]

MEND’s 2019 Green Bean Gala this March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — MEND is hosting its annual fundraiser, the Green Bean Gala, on Saturday, March 9, from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. The Green Bean Gala is a cocktail reception that will feature gourmet tasting stations, specialty drinks, music and dancing, and live and silent auctions. Named […]

VolunTEENs learn from motivational speaker

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Public Library’s VolunTEEN program kicked off with motivational speaker and Columbia High School graduate Coobee Darcelin, third row, far left. The VolunTEENS are running their summer food drive through Aug. 31 to benefit local food pantries through Meeting Emergency Needs with Dignity. Non-perishable low-salt food can be dropped at […]

MEND to honor community partners at gala

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — MEND, a nonprofit working to alleviate hunger in Essex County, is hosting a celebratory dinner on Thursday, March 8, at The Woodland in Maplewood. In addition to raising funds and awareness, the gala will honor two community partners that have supported MEND as it works to serve its more than 140,000 food-insecure […]