MEND [Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity] Hunger Relief Network of Essex County honored Maplewood resident Claire Sinclair for her efforts raising food and diapers for local pantries at its annual gala on March 8 at The Woodland in Maplewood.
Sinclair also received recognition from Assemblywoman Mila Jasey with a resolution issued by the NJ Assembly that was presented by Janine Bauer, South Orange Democratic Party Chair. Also pictured are Robin Peacock, MEND’s Executive Director, and Kate Cahill, MEND Trustee, and Manager of The Food Pantry at Our Lady of Sorrows. Despite the snowstorm, MEND’s Annual Celebration of Gratitude netted over $20,000 for hunger relief in Essex County.
MEND is a network of 17 interfaith food pantries located throughout Essex County, NJ. Our hunger relief network, the largest in Essex County, has been providing food to individuals and families in need since 1980. MEND is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that advocates for policies to improve the quality of life for those in need in the County. Below are a few of the services MEND offers to our network of pantries. Find out more and donate here: mendnj.org.