The Table serves thousands of meals each year. These meals were served by catering groups and individual volunteers. This represents the primary focus of our program.
Formula For The Future
Due to specific gaps in the Women Infants and Children program (WIC), My Brother's Table continues to provide WIC participants with infant formula to fill those gaps. In addition, the Lynn Community Health Center refers clients to My Brother's Table for formula. This program has distributed more than 500 pounds of formula yearly, which is equivalent to 1,800 days worth of nutrition. Baby food, baby cereal and diapers are provided on an emergency basis to families in need.
Meals For Those In Jail
Every weekend and every holiday, the Table provides meals to people being held in the city jail. Without the meal from My Brother's Table, prisoners held on Friday night would receive no food until Monday. In addition, we provide supplemental meals to prisoners during the week as needed.
In the past year, My Brother's Table provided 6,500 lunches to participants in the day shelter next door run by Serving People in Need. This day shelter provides a place where homeless people can go during the day and get off of the streets.
The Dinner Shuttle has been in operation now for over 6 years. We served an average of 20 people each week through this program which provides a weekly delivery of frozen and readily prepared foods to people who are homebound because of illness and who do not qualify for other nutrition programs. Meals are delivered by volunteers. Frequently, clothing and other items are delivered as well.
Working with Greater Lynn Senior Services, MBT is providing food for GLSS's supper clubs. We hope by this effort to inform seniors about the services provided by the Table so that they might feel more comfortable coming to the Table on a more regular basis.
Hunger In Lynn
Today the problems of hunger and poverty continue to exist in the city of Lynn. Today there are more hungry families in need. There is a big rise in the number of working poor as well as continued tragedy of homelessness.
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Did You Know...
My Brother's Table is privately funded We do not receive nor seek federal, state, or local aid. We do this in order to insure the privacy of our guests and to serve the greatest number of people in need. Funding comes from individual donations and events and private grants. The Table also relies heavily on donated food from supermarkets, restaurants, food drives, and individuals for most of each meal served. Visit our Funding page for more information.