Get Involved



Make it your year to volunteer! Click the Sign Up Genius Link below for a list of volunteer opportunities with MEND in 2024.

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Host a Food Drive

Everyone is welcome to host a drive for fresh food or other essential items to benefit the patrons of MEND’s network!  To begin, please contact Shayna Schmidt, Program Coordinator, MEND on the Move:

862.250.5216, ext 702

Raise Awareness (& Funds)

Interested in spreading the word about MEND?

We’d welcome your time and efforts as a MEND Ambassador! Please email ( to let us know how you’d like to help!

Interested in raising funds for MEND? Every dollar helps!

Use this toolkit to create your own fundraiser!

Use this Fundraising Toolkit!

Learn & Advocate

Want to learn more about hunger in our community, and other ways to take action and advocate for change?

Below are links to the NJ Economic Development Authority’s food desert designation methodology, as well as to like-missioned organizations, government and policy resources, and community coalitions who are working collaboratively and collectively to ensure that everyone in our community has access to nutritious food and the ability to achieve their optimal health:

NJEDA Food Desert Designation Methodology (2022) NJ Office of the Food Security Advocate (LinkedIn page) NJ Food Democracy Collaborative (State-wide Food System Collaborative)   Hunger Free NJ (NJ Advocacy Opportunities)   Food Research and Action Center (National Advocacy Opportunities)

MEND Newsletter

Sign up for our bi-monthly newsletter to stay informed about MEND’s current partners and programs, and all the ways you can contribute to healthy hunger relief in our community!