MEND’s 2019 Green Bean Gala

Saturday, March 9th

7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

The Woodland
60 Woodland Rd, Maplewood, NJ

MEND is hosting its annual fundraiser – The Green Bean Gala – on Saturday, March 9th, from 7-11 p.m. at The Woodland in MaplewoodThe Green Bean Gala is a cocktail reception that will feature gourmet tasting stations, specialty drinks, music and dancing, and live and silent auctions.

Named for MEND’s school-bus-turned-mobile-food-pantry, funds raised will help strengthen and support a hunger relief network of 19 food pantries, and provide more fresh and healthy food in underserved communities throughout Essex County, New Jersey.

Through 2/14/19, you may purchase a “pear” of tickets for $200 (a savings of $50!). After that, General Admission is $125 per person. There are a variety of sponsorship levels available.

"Apple of our Eye" Sponsors

"Protein Partner" Sponsors



Karen Hartshorn Hilton and Jim Hilton

"Dairy Dynamo" Sponsors

Event Committee:

Kelly Jin-Hendel, Chair

A. Jabbar Abdi

Jamie R. Anthony, Jr.

Katherine S. Cahill

Magaly Denis-Roman

Benjamin Eyler

Kendra Gathers

Frank McGehee

Marie McGehee

Dyanna Moon

Robin Peacock

Sunanda Sharma

Claire Sinclair

Brooke Tippens

Kathryn Wile

Board of Trustees:

Jamie R. Anthony, Jr., Chairman

Katherine S. Cahill, Treasurer

Brooke Tippens, Secretary

A. Jabbar Abdi

Benjamin Eyler

Karen Hartshorn Hilton

Sister Linda Klaiss

Robin Peacock

Rev. Doris Peterson

Claire Sinclair

Mary Trinity