MEND envisions an empowered community with equitable access to food, housing, healthcare and emergency services
2018 Empty Bowls Festival
Empty Bowls 2018 Glazing Days Are Coming Soon! Click HERE For More Information
New location for the thrift store secured!
New location, more goods, better selection, more people supported! Click here to read all about it.
Mission: Meeting each need with dignity.
Upper Valley MEND is a human services umbrella organization dedicated to meeting the housing, hunger and healthcare needs of area residents and transients in the Upper Wenatchee Valley. Founded in 1988 as a food bank and thrift store, MEND has grown over the years and now has five distinct programs:
The Community Cupboard is a food bank, thrift store and emergency assistance program.
SHARE Community Land Trust is an affordable homeownership program that currently stewards 20 homes.
Cornerstone Community is a home for six adults with developmental disabilities.
The Upper Valley Free Clinic is a weekly free medical clinic and monthly free dental clinic housed at Cascade Medical Center.
Jubilee Global Gifts is a fair trade retail store in downtown Leavenworth, whose proceeds support the other four MEND programs.