MEND’s 2019 Green Bean Gala

MEND hosted its annual fundraiser – The Green Bean Gala – on Saturday, March 9th, at The Woodland in Maplewood.

Named for MEND’s school-bus-turned-mobile-food-pantry, funds raised help to 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.

MEND Fact Sheet

"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

Jeanne Gordon

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

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