Me-n-Ed's Community

Decades of Dedication.

Every year, Me-n-Ed’s and its customers give over half-a-million dollars to help address community needs and overcome challenges. This do-good group is called the Me-n-Ed’s Do-Nation. And joining is simple – any time a dollar or more is given to an organization through Me-n-Ed’s, a new member is born.

Responsibility to Serve

For over 50 years, Me-n-Ed’s has championed taking responsibility for supporting community. This commitment has led to hundreds of sponsorships, advocacy , and allowed various to help those in need.
  • Reading for Pizzas & Student Achievement Awards

  • Youth Team Sponsorships

  • City Recreational League Sponsorships

  • Raffle Ticket Printing for Non-Profits

  • In-Kind Donations & Monetary Donations

  • Event Underwriting

  • Concessionary Pricing for Schools, Churches and Other Non-Profits

  • Me-n-Ed's Annual Do-Nation Campaign Benefitting Local Charities


It is through these programs that Me-n-Ed's has helped many non-profit institutions and need-based enterprises in the Central San Joaquin Valley. Some of our main beneficiaries include:

  • Cities of Fresno, Reedley, Sanger, Kerman, Los Banos, Selma, Dinuba, Madera and Clovis Recreational Sports Leagues

  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno – schools and churches

  • Children's Hospital of Central California

  • Community Schools and Churches

  • St. Agnes Medical Center

  • Unified School Districts of Fresno, Clovis, Sanger, Kern, Madera, Central and others

  • Girls Scouts in Central California

  • Poverello House and Catholic Charities Food Banks


Making a Difference

As part of its annual giving, the Me-n-Ed’s Do-Nation gives $50,000 to three Central San Joaquin Valley non-profit organizations: Poverello House, Catholic Charities and Boys and Girls Clubs of Fresno County.

Dear Do-Nation,

We want to say, “thank you.” Thank you for being part of something that’s so great. Our communities will always only be as good as we make them. And thanks to your generosity, the Me-n-Ed’s Do-Nation continues to work toward making tomorrow a better and brighter day for all of us.

In addition to these entities, Milano's Corporate Officers, Directors and Team Members have served in leadership capacities on boards of various non-profit enterprises:

  • John A. Ferdinandi, CEO – San Joaquin Memorial High School, Children's Hospital Central California, Boys & Girls Club of Fresno County

  • A. Thomas Ferdinandi, Jr., Executive V.P. & COO – St. Agnes Medical Center, San Joaquin Memorial High School, California Restaurant Association and its Education Foundation

  • Maerta C. Gray, CFO – Boys & Girls Club of Fresno County

  • Patrick T. Rossi, District Manager/Shareholder –Girl Scouts Sequoia Council

It is for these reasons that Me-n-Ed's and its Officers have been honored to receive the following accolades, awards and proclamations for their corporate citizenship:

  • Spirit of Philanthropy Award –
    Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Valley

  • Heart of the City Award –
    Faith In Community Interdenominational Group, Fresno County

  • Outstanding Community Service Award –
    City of Selma

  • Best Locally Owned Company –
    Fresno Regional Independent Business Alliance

  • Outstanding Community Service Award –
    City of Reedley

  • Hall of Fame Award –
    Central California Amateur Softball League

  • St. Thérèse de Lisieux Diocesan Award –
    Catholic Diocese of Fresno

  • Central Valley Excellence in Business Award –
    Fresno Bee

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