Grab on to that urge to give. Dont let it slip away. Please leave a comment with a place that you know of where people can donate money, food, items, clothing, or their time. These places can be at local disaster sites like Texas and Tennessee during Hurricane Harvey or local nonprofits. The reason you’re […]Read More Donating After Disaster
Food Insecurity – it is a fancy way for saying “I could go hungry or be unable to feed my family”. Food is a main part of human budgets. Food is fuel, medicine, community, and comfort – but without food, a person will surely die. Almost 13% of Americans are “Food Insecure”. Food insecurity: “Limited […]Read More Can We Talk About Food?
Food is a necessary ingredient to sustaining human life. It is also culturally defined the community experience, a family gathering point, personal history, exercise and activity, a component of wellness, a social event, currency, crafts, and employment. (Paraphrased from Chef Richard Weinroth) Food is expensive – even with coupons and food stamps. It is even […]Read More The Importance of Food to Health
Every well run fundraiser is well planned. Sometime in September the lights stay on for late Wednesday evening meetings at the MEND center on San Fernando. I have never been a “lady who lunches”, instead I am a “lady who grabs my kid from daycare, zooms through McDonald’s and rushes up a flight of stairs […]Read More MEND Gala Wrap Up
Meet Each Need with Dignity. What does that look like?Read More Let’s Discuss Dignity
Shedding Affluenza, Our book will explore poverty, racism, cultural diversity and how other people live (rich and poor) around CA and writing an ebook. @URM, @mendpovertyRead More Back My Kickstarter – Shedding Affluenza
A child left in a hot car can die; but some kids call a car home. How do we help them? #hotcarRead More Don’t leave your neighbors alone in a hot car
Hello @Tarryhammer! Disclaimer: I have a little and not so secret crush on my friend Luke Ippoliti of MEND ( Meet Each Need with Dignity) in Pacoima. He works in the Food Bank and Home Gardening program. MEND understands that 66% of residents are renters and use most of their money on housing , this […]Read More Gardening as a Catalyst for Social Change
Support your favorite cause for free while shopping. Mine is @MendpovertyRead More Amazon Smile. Charity While Shopping Online
my ordeal @CountyofLA, @DonKnabe, @DPSSNews, @mridleythomas, @ZevYaroslavsky, @SouthwesternLaw, @california, @mendpovertyRead More Hungry and Frustrated , Hey Los Angeles County: what gives?