My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Outreach Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
Donations allow MBK to help families and individuals in crisis.
All donations are tax deductible to the exent of the law.
Volunteering your time can help keep organization costs low and gives you the opportunity to impact lives.
Accepted Food Pantry Items
bag of beans
bag of rice
macaroni and cheese
box meals – pasta, rice or Hamburger Helper
Chef Boyardee (or similar)
soup products can or dry
canned meats [chicken, beef stew, chili, etc.]
personal hygiene items
How can I get involved with My Brother's Keeper Outreach Center?Join us in our mission to provide a place of hope for those in crisis. You can get involved by donating funds, food pantry items, or time as an individual or with a group.
What happens with donated funds?When you donate funds, MBK is able to stock our food pantry and provide qualified clients with financial literacy education and assistance with rent, mortgage, utilities, critical household items, and daily necessities. You can also double your impact if your employer offers a corporate matching gift program.
What is a corporate matching gift?Corporate matching gifts are a type of philanthropy in which companies financially match donations that their employees make to nonprofit organizations. When an employee makes a donation, they’ll request the matching gift from their employer, who then makes their own donation. Companies usually match donations at a 1:1 ratio, but some will match at a 2:1, 3:1, or even a 4:1 ratio. Please check the details of your employer policy for details regarding match ratio, minimum donation, and request procedures. MBK is happy to provide any documentation required for the process.
What types of monetary donations do you accept?We can accept the following types of monetary donations: In Person Checks - made to 'My Brother's Keeper Outreach Center' Online Credit Cards accepted through PayPal Other Stocks - liquidate the securities and provide the proceeds to MBK Amazon Smile Program - select MBK as your designated charity
What happens with donated items?When you donate approved items, MBK is able to provide qualified clients access to nutritious perishable and non-perishable food through our Food Pantry program, school supplies to students, Thanksgiving groceries for families, and Christmas gifts for children. You can also host a drive as an individual or group (company, church, organization, etc.) to support any of these efforts.
Do you need volunteers?Yes. When you donate time by volunteering, MBK is able to provide high quality programs and services, while keeping operational costs low. You can also turn your time into monetary donations if your company offers volunteer grants for employee time.
How can I volunteer?Getting involved at MBK is easy; fully exercise your skillset and choose the avenue that you would like to serve in whether it be stocking food items, Client Intake Interviewer and inputting data, or driving to pick up donations. Client Services Intake Volunteers – Mon, Wed and Fri from 10:00am to 1:30pm Volunteers register clients for Food Pantry services, Financial Assistance appointments (if the client has one), or other programs being offered. They give referrals to other agencies as needed, and assist with Food Pantry needs when necessary. Volunteer Receptionist – Mon, Wed and Fri 10:00 am to 1:30pm Patience is a virtual – willing to share your smile with others and having great phone skills and customer service is greatly appreciated. Assist with answering phones, data entry and client interviews. Driver: - Volunteers needed to drive our truck and pick up donations from various stores on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Food Pantry Assistant Volunteer to weigh, sort, inspect and stock donated food. Special Events Volunteer Opportunities: Back to School Supplies – We distribute back to school supplies to approximately 700 students. Preparation day volunteers are needed to sort school supplies and Distribution day volunteers are needed in various ways for distribution. Event is usually held in August during one specific weekend – with Preparation Day being Saturday, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and Distribution Day being Sunday from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. Thanksgiving Meals – We will distribute Thanksgiving Meals to approximately 750 families. Volunteers are needed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm before our event to sort, count and label food. Event is usually held the weekend before Thanksgiving – with Preparation Day being Saturday, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and Distribution Day being Sunday from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. Christmas Toys – We will distribute Christmas Toys to approximately 800 needy children. Volunteers are needed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm before our event to sort, count and label toys. Events usually are held the weekend before Christmas – with Preparation Day/Wrap Day being Saturday, from 12:00 am to 4:00 pm – come and wrap presents, sing songs and enjoy everyone’s company as we prepare for our children the next day. Distribution Day is Sunday from 12:30pm to 4:30pm.
What items can I donate?The Food Pantry appreciates your in-kind donations of: Boxed cereal Canned fruit (in juice or light syrup) Hearty soups Canned vegetables (low sodium) Peanut butter Canned tuna Beans (dry and bagged) Rice Pasta Canned soups Jelly Nutritious snacks Bottled water *Pull tops are preferred, but not required for all canned items