Labor of Love
Labor of Love is a food distribution program created by the MBFF and held on or near Labor Day each year. Food boxes along with other basic necessities such as water, school supplies and personal hygiene products are provided for at-risk families. To reach neighbors most in need, the MBFF partners with agencies already serving at-risk populations to help address food insecurity at the community level by filling gaps in service.
Beginning September 2021, the MBFF is very proud to announce its new program sponsor, Healthy Blue NC, which will be participating in the Labor of Love events. The MBFF is also excited to begin a new partnership with Loaves and Fishes to assemble the food boxes for its events. These partnerships will allow the MBFF to serve more at-risk families in Charlotte.
Coca-Cola Consolidated is our bottled water sponsor. With their generous support, each of our families will get clean, refreshing water along with their food box.
In 2020, the MBFF partnered with Pineville Neighbors Place and Goodwill Industries for its first-ever Labor of Love initiative. Through this collaboration, 24 families and 80 individuals were served.
Partner agencies for the 2021 Labor of Love include:
- Mental Health America of Central Carolinas
- The Harvest Center of Charlotte
- Mecklenburg County, Department of Community Resources
- Charlotte Rescue Mission / Recovery Living Program
- Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
Together, we will be serving about 150 families in need at our event.
Please CLICK HERE for a flyer about all of our current community service events.