South Orange Elks donate $2K to MEND

South Orange Elks donate $2K to MEND

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Elks Lodge No. 1154 donated $2,000 to Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity, an interfaith network of 20 food pantries located throughout Essex County. This donation was funded with a Spotlight Grant, received from the Elks National Foundation. In the last three months, the lodge has donated a total of […]

Impact100 Essex awards $120,000 grant to MEND at annual meeting

Impact100 Essex awards $120,000 grant to MEND at annual meeting

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Impact100 Essex awarded its third annual grant to Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity, a network of 20 food pantries throughout Essex County, at its annual meeting held at Seton Hall University. MEND received a $120,000 grant that will enable the nonprofit organization to source, store and transport fresh produce to its […]

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 […]