Holiday Labor of Love
Although there are many families in the Charlotte community who need assistance year-round, it is especially rewarding to offer a food distribution program for at-risk families during the holiday season. The Holiday Labor of Love does just that. By providing pantry bags and other provisions such as restaurant gift cards, water, and personal hygiene products, families can share in the holiday joy.
In 2020, the MBFF partnered with Mecklenburg County, The Harvest Center of Charlotte, Mental Health America of Central Carolinas, and Charlotte Rescue Mission Dove’s Nest, reaching 107 families and 382 individuals. Additionally, the MBFF partnered with the Salvation Army Center of Hope to distribute 50 holiday gift bags to women and children living at the Center of Hope due to homelessness.
Stephanie P., a client of Mental Health America of Central Carolinas, received a pantry bag during the Holiday Labor of Love event and she had this to share:
“It melts my heart. The bag says, I’m not forgotten. It made me feel that people care. It gets lonely when you have a child with special needs and you’re a single mom. The holidays are a great time to receive a gift like this. It made things easier for me and made my holiday brighter. I felt like I was able to give my kids something that I could not have done myself. I was so excited to win a Muggsy Bogues coffee mug too! I use it every morning.”
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