MEND envisions an empowered community with equitable access to food, housing, healthcare and emergency services

Gleaning Gets into Gear

If you are interested in volunteering to glean, or have an orchard, farm or backyard that produces more than you use, give us a call!

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The Big Paint is Underway

Volunteers are helping Aldea Village homeowners with the important task of home maintenance this week.

Give us a call 548 0408 if you would like to help out.

Mission: Meeting each need with dignity.

Vision: An empowered community with equitable access to food, housing, healthcare, and emergency services.

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 to meet the needs of the communty in various ways:

Community Cupboard is a food bank and emergency assistance program.

Community Harvest is a gleaning program, rescuing excess or unmarketable produce from local orchardists, farmers and backyard gardnerers and delivering it to food banks and meal services across Chelan and Douglas Counties.

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.

Upper Valley Free Clinic is a weekly free medical clinic and dental clinic housed at Cascade Medical Center.

Jubilee Global Gifts is a fair trade retail store in downtown Leavenworth. Proceeds from Jubilee support MEND programs.

Das Thrift Haus is a thift store that provides low-cost quality clothes and household items to the community. Proceeds from Das Thrift Haus support the Community Cupboard food bank and other MEND programs.

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