Upper Valley MEND

New roof at Community Cupboard

The roof at the Community Cupboard has been leaking for several years despite repeated patching. Last winter, Upper Valley MEND's Human Services Director, Bob Mark worked with volunteer Bill Jenkins to address the major leaking issue that was impacting the wall in the laundry room.

"There were still other parts of the building, however, that continued to sprout leaks," Bob said. "They seemed to come and go so my sense was that we’ll probably be chasing those leaks around forever.”

 Bob Mark applied for grant funding to replace the roof. Upper Valley MEND was successful in securing a $40,000 grant from Washington State Department of Agriculture Resilience Grant to replace the roof. "Hopefully, we’ll be done chasing leaks around in the wintertime.” he said.


Harvest Gleaning

Gleaning season is underway and a great way to make a difference. If you would like to help provide fresh produce to families in need, join us on a glean. Gleaning volunteers get to harvest excess or unmarketable fruits and vegetables in beautiful backyard gardens, farms, and orchards. Signing up is easy and there are lots of dates and times to choose from. Any questions? Email our Gleaning Coordinator Lily and visit us online for more information at gleaning@ uvmend.org.


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