MEND envisions an empowered community with equitable access to food, housing, healthcare and emergency services
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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 community 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 gardeners 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 thrift 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.
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?"" Martin Luther King, civil rights activist and clergyman.