Each week I donate 2 of the 4 meals I prepare for the website to a food insecure family in my town. I go out with a community service police officer who identifies which family would benefit the most from the donation. It is a way for me to give to my community and it also give me the flexibility to prepare the meals I need to match what is on sale. This is the most satisfying part of working on the website. I am also involved with Women Who Rock in the Kitchen, a local non profit that works to reduce the college debt ratio by teaching financial readiness to teens.
Aisle3 supports Brother to Brother, a non-profit organization in Montclair that meets the needs of vulnerable males by providing an atmosphere where they can work on fundamental skills required to achieve academic and social excellence. The program is open to students in 6th through 12th grade. Mentoring sessions are held weekly and Aisle3 provides a monthly meal for that meeting. In addition some of the meals cooked for the website are donated to families involved with Brother to Brother. Feeding those boys, feeds my soul!
Brother to Brother provides mentoring activities that are school-anchored and community-based programs that are designed to actively foster safe, nurturing and positive relationships between adult male mentors and teen male protégés. They seek to inspire program participants with the highest ideals of character, conduct and educational achievement so that they may become productive and empowered young men of their communities.
As a mom to 3 young men, I support the goals of brother to brother and also hope to inspire my sons with the same ideals. It is important for my sons to know they can make a difference everyday! "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." - Maya Angelou
If you are interested is participating in or supporting Brother to Brother contact Joe Davis, Executive Director @ http://teenmentoring.org