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How Donations Help: Meal Programs

The holiday season always encourages members of the community to donate to local organizations who support the less fortunate. Giving is a great way to help, and it’s a warm feeling to know your donation is going to good. These donations are used for multiple programs and services, and one of the most important of those programs (especially during the winter in Baltimore) is meal programs.Senior-Citizens-Hunger

My Brother’s Keeper supports the Irvington community through various meal programs we are thankfully able to provide through donations. Our donors’ continued support allows us to offer many solutions for the less fortunate to be fed, including the following:

Hot Meals

We are lucky to be able to provide 6 meals per week for those in need from the months of September-May. During this time of bitter cold and relentless weather, we can at least give satisfying, nutritious meals to help those in need—with much thanks to our wonderful, helpful kitchen manager, Gordon Crockett.

Bagged Lunches

Thanks to St. Joseph’s Monastery and other generous sources, we are also able to provide bagged lunches. This is a huge help for anyone in need of their next meal, especially children.

Food Vouchers

Thanks to the Beechfield United Methodist church and the Maryland Food Bank, we are able to turn a simple $10 donation into $50 of groceries for those who need them. We also provide some food items from our food pantry, in addition to vouchers to help families buy groceries.

It’s always a great feeling to know exactly how our donations benefit those in the community who receive them. Irvington has always been a tight-knit and supportive community, and its charity allows us to continue to provide these services for those in our community who need them.

We thank those who choose to donate locally to their Irvington community this holiday season. Know that your contributions are extremely helpful in taking care of the less fortunate of our area. We hope you are satisfied in your support, and hope for a wonderful holiday season for you and your families!

Talk to My Brother’s Keeper About Helping

To learn more about how to help, or to find out more about our services including hot meal programs, employment assistance, health services and identifying possible emergency shelter, call MBK today at 410-644-3194. You can also follow our official MBK page on Google+PinterestTwitter, andFacebook, to stay up to date on our center’s progress and upcoming events in the community.

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