Donating After Disaster

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’reContinue reading “Donating After Disaster”

Food Drive Tips

This weekend is the Stamp Out Hunger , letter carriers food drive.  Here are some tips to make your donations go as far as possible:  It may be awhile before your food is sorted so please donate items that do not need to be refrigerated before being given out. Breakable items tend to break andContinue reading “Food Drive Tips”

Can We Talk About Food?

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: “LimitedContinue reading “Can We Talk About Food?”

The Importance of Food to Health

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 evenContinue reading “The Importance of Food to Health”

Homeless Showers

View this post on Instagram Thank you @sfvrescue for partnering with MEND every Tuesday for our Homeless Outreach Day. Your mobile shower always helps meet the needs of our clients! #peoplehelpingpeople #SFRescueMENDingPoverty A post shared by MEND Poverty (@mendpoverty) on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:06am PDT The San Fernando Valley  Rescue Mission and MEND combiningContinue reading “Homeless Showers”

I Need a New T-shirt . . .

AKA – if you donate to @MENDpoverty and tell them I sent you : I can have a new shirt and your TAX Deductible donation will be Doubled! Don’t feel you have to break the bank – even a $2 donation is cool with me. Please help us reach our year end goal by donatingContinue reading “I Need a New T-shirt . . .”

Pacoima Food Pantries

Note: Pantry distribution dates and times are subject to change. Please call the pantry to verify that this information is current. Most pantries serve according to geographical service area. Food pantry clients should bring photo identification with them to the pantry. The identification should show client’s current residential address. Some pantries have an application processContinue reading “Pacoima Food Pantries”

Pacoima , Facebook, and a man on the streets

Homelessness is real  a nd affects everyone. Here, in Pacoima, this man is a fixture on a local street. The Facebook group for the neighborhood is learning the worst of all truths about homelessness: there is no easy cure. There are no available shelter beds. We can’t find a place for him to sleep MENDContinue reading “Pacoima , Facebook, and a man on the streets”

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