MEND recently introduced a new mobile food pantry: The Green Bean. This converted school bus will allow MEND to support its food pantry network by collecting and distributing more fresh and healthy food. The number of people served by MEND pantries continues to rise, and many MEND patrons suffer from or are at risk for nutrition-related health issues and may not have regular access to a variety of affordable and nutritious foods.
We currently have feedback from our food pantry network which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a draft logic model and program strategic plan and the ability to provide any other information you need.
Our new Green Bean mobile food pantry is boldly adorned with the types of fresh and healthy foods we hope to collect and distribute - it's hard to miss!
MEND works to alleviate hunger by providing fresh and healthy food, funds, volunteers, and a collaborative forum for its member pantries, so that they may share ideas and resources, and make a greater impact on the communities they serve. MEND also advocates for policies to eliminate food insecurity and to improve the lives of our patrons.