MEND’s 2020 Green Bean Gala

Thank you for making the 2020 Green Bean Gala a success!

Together, you helped raise over $94,000 to support and strengthen a network of 20 food pantries in Essex County, and provide more fresh and healthy food in underserved communities.

Check out the event photos, and save the date for next year: 3.6.21!

GBG 2020 Photos

Green Bean Gala Sponsors:

Apple of our Eye:

Protein Partners:

Beth and Paul Daugherty

Karen Hartshorn Hilton and James Hilton

Whole Grain Heroes:

Dairy Dynamos:




Shawna A. Early

Martin Hollander and Kelley Eaton

Andy Papadatos and Brenda Thickett

Leah Robinson

Margaret and Chris Santana

Kathryn and Michael Wile

Event Committee:

Kelly Jin-Hendel, Chair

A. Jabbar Abdi

Jamie R. Anthony, Jr.

Katherine S. Cahill

Gina Cariddi

Janet Crane

Magaly Denis-Roman

Shawna A. Early

Benjamin Eyler

Jeanne Gordon

Frank McGehee

Robin Peacock

Sunanda Sharma

Claire Sinclair

Kathryn Wile

Board of Trustees:

A. Jabbar Abdi, Chair

Karen Hartshorn Hilton, Vice Chair

Katherine S. Cahill, Treasurer

Claire Sinclair, Secretary

Shawna A. Early

Benjamin Eyler

Sister Linda Klaiss

Rev. Doris Peterson

Margaret Santana

Rick Wessler

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