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Hunger Myths of America

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

For those of us who work directly with those affected by hunger, to hear that hunger is a national problem never comes a shock or surprise. However, for those in the nation not affected by hunger, hearing that hunger is a problem in America is unheard of. Did you know that one in seven Americans turn to the Feeding America network for food assistance? Feeding America, through its network of 200 food banks and 58,000 feeding programs, provides food assistance. 46.5 million in the U.S. go hungry, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors.

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What is Guerrilla Gardening?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015


It is no secret that the United States has a serious food desert problem. Recent studies show that an estimated 23.5 million people living within the United States currently live in a food desert. A food desert occurs when residents have a very limited access to healthy food options because of the distance between their homes and the grocery stores. Often times a grocery store can be found about 10 miles or more away from the homes.


MBK and Amazon Smile

Thursday, February 19th, 2015


My Brother’s Keeper has begun a new journey with a program called Amazon Smile. The Amazon Smile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of all eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by their customers. Donations collected are paid directly into MBK. Irvington My Brother’s Keeper is registered with Amazon Smile and is entitled to receive donations from the Amazon Smile Foundation.  You just start your Amazon shopping at and designate either Irvington My Brother’s Keeper or EIN: 52-2129199 as your preferred charity. The rest is automatic. Amazon Smile is the same as the Amazon you know including all the same products, prices and Amazon Prime benefits. We have already receiving donations!


The Homeless Population of Baltimore

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015


In 2013, a large group of volunteers took to the streets of Baltimore to conduct a census of the homeless population. The census was given the name “point in time” and was conducted by a group of volunteers called “The Journey Home” along with the Mayor’s Office of Human Services. The goal of the census is to have a solid number to go along with the growing problem of homelessness in the city of Baltimore. However, volunteers also found that while there are such a large number of homeless individuals within the city, many are suspect of any help that is offered. Some of the sad and important findings of this census are as follows:


A My Brother’s Keeper Christmas Event

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

ChristmasFor the second year in a row, My Brother’s Keeper has had the pleasure of partnering with the group Linda’s Legacy to help spread the spirit of Christmas to the homeless population within Baltimore. The intention is to help share the true meaning of the Christmas holiday, which is “God’s love for each of us” to both guests and volunteers alike. In order to reach our goal, an itinerary is created that includes singing, prayer, and fellowship. The schedule for the past event looked as follows:


MBK Basket and Bags Bingo

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

My Brother’s Keeper has a successful annual special event that is presently called Baskets and Bags Bingo. This year it will be held on March 1st. We are happy to share the wonderful background story that describes its origin and inspiration. Below you will find the story of Mary and her sister Kathy.

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The Importance of School Attendance

Friday, December 12th, 2014

School Attendance

It’s no secret that school attendance is important for children as they grow. However, for some families, school attendance can be difficult to achieve. As a child continues to miss classes, it’s easy to forget how important school attendance is. Here are some benefits of school attendance along with tips for parents with grade school children.


Helping to Improve School Attendance

Monday, December 1st, 2014

School Attendance

At My Brother’s Keeper, we recognize the importance of attendance for children of all ages when it comes to school. Missing a large amount of time in the classroom will stunt a child both socially and academically. Not only is time spent in the classroom imperative for academic learning, it is also essential for developing relationships and social skills. When children are absent from the classroom, they suffer. Because of this, My Brother’s Keeper has partnered with Beechfield Elementary/ Middle Schools within the Baltimore City area to help increase school attendance this year.


Hunger and your Brain

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Hunger and Brain

When it comes to dealing with hunger, many people believe that there is no real problem. Hunger is just a feeling we get when we skip breakfast or lunch, but there is never a real threat. Those people would be wrong. Hunger is a local and national problem, with devastating consequences if left unaddressed. Here are some ways that hunger can affect your brain:


A My Brother’s Keeper Relationship

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

My Brother's Keeper Relationship

At My Brother’s Keeper, we strive to create relationships with local organizations and businesses to help meet our goal of helping those in need within the 21229 area. A relationship that MBK has strengthened over the years is that with Our Lady of Victory. For years, OLV and MBK have worked together on several projects and outreach programs to help benefit our local community. Through both Cathy Menefee and Wendy Cottrell, My Brother’s Keeper has continued our relationship to help those who are in need.


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