Our 17 food pantries are run almost entirely by our dedicated volunteers. They are the unsung engine that powers our mission and our ongoing work. At MEND, we strive to support our pantries and our organization in ways that provide volunteers with meaningful roles. This is an ongoing effort as needs change and new ideas arise. To think a couple hundred volunteers each month can serve over 100,000 in need during the course of a year is an amazing testament to the power of volunteering and one that MEND is very proud to harness for our mission.