Maplewood’s Robin Peacock to Help MEND Fight Hunger in Essex County

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From Meeting Emergency Needs with Dignity (MEND): 

Robin Peacock

Robin Peacock

Meeting Emergency Needs with Dignity (MEND) has hired Robin Peacock as its Grants and Special Projects Consultant to secure resources in the fight to end hunger in Essex County.

Mrs. Peacock will draw upon her vast professional and non-profit leadership experience to increase MEND’s visibility as the leading anti-hunger network of interfaith food pantries in Essex County. She will spearhead MEND’s development efforts, expanding fundraising and securing grant funding to strengthen this 35-year-old coalition of faith-based food pantries.

Mr. Jamie Anthony, Jr., Chair, MEND Board of Trustees said, “Robin will help MEND further our mission of ending hunger in Essex County. Her unique background will put MEND in a better position to obtain grants, to further build community partnerships, to increase awareness about hunger, and to grow our base of supporters and donors. We are delighted to have Robin on board.”

Prior to joining MEND, Mrs. Peacock worked as a Senior Tax Manager for Deloitte Tax, LLP, where she advised corporate clients on preparing for and defending Federal income tax audits. Mrs. Peacock previously worked as Senior Tax Attorney for the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service, where she advised revenue agents on Federal income tax investigation and collection issues and represented the United States in litigation before the United States Tax Court.

Mrs. Peacock is an active community volunteer and leader. She is currently the Co-President of the Achieve Foundation of South Orange & Maplewood, and the Membership Vice President of the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills (JLOSH). She has led and served on committees responsible for reviewing and awarding community grants, executing fundraising events, and recruiting and retaining volunteers. Last year, she was awarded the “Active of the Year” Award for her volunteer efforts with JLOSH.

Mrs. Peacock has an LL.M. in Taxation from NYU School of Law, a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, and a B.A. from the University of Central Florida.

She and her husband, Daniel, live in Maplewood, NJ, with their three sons.


About MEND

MEND is a coalition of seventeen faith-based food pantries in Essex County, New Jersey. Its anti-hunger network has been providing emergency food to individuals and families in crisis for more than thirty-five years. MEND is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

MEND works to end hunger in Essex County by supporting our network of interfaith food pantries. MEND provides funds, food, social services referrals, volunteers, and a forum for all member pantries. MEND advocates for policies to improve the quality of life for those in need in Essex County. Find us at

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