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MBW Cafe and Bakery Launches ‘Pay it Forward’ Program to Help Those Who Are Food Insecure

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — During their COVID-19 response efforts, My Brother’s Workshop (MBW) was able to prepare and serve 37,923 meals to the vulnerable community members on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. Their “Meals on Wheels” program has ended, however, there are still people in the community in need of assistance.

With their new “Pay it Forward” program, MBW supporters will be able to purchase meal vouchers that are valid for one meal from MBW Cafe and Bakery. These vouchers make a great gift for friends, employees, or to be given to someone in need of a meal for any reason. 

Donors may direct where the “Pay It Forward” vouchers will go. You may distribute them on your own, or MBW can distribute them to those they identify as in need through our local churches, organizations working with the homeless, and other community partners. Support MBW’s “Pay it Forward” program by visiting https://www.classy.org/campaign/pay-it-forward-program/c174704.

In addition to helping the community by providing meals to those in need, this will also allow MBW to maintain their current training program in the cafe and bakery, where they work with at-risk youth ages 16-24, through mentoring, counseling, education, on-the-job training, and job placement.

Given the current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, MBW Cafe and Bakery has implemented some new rules and regulations for their staff and customers. They ask that anyone coming to the cafe and bakery help keep their customers and staff safe by adhering to the following guidelines: 

  • Masks or face coverings must be worn at all times by staff and customers. Please make sure you have your mask on before entering the premises.
  • Social distancing (maintaining a distance of 6 feet or more from anyone not in your family) must be practiced at all times while on the premises. 
  • We encourage our customers to call ahead to place orders (340.715.2767) to minimize the amount of people at the cafe at all times.
  • Ordering and Pickup is located at our Bakery Square parking lot entrance. 
  • Take away orders ONLY

The new menu along with the daily specials can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/mbwcafeandbakery/menu/

My Brother’s Workshop is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing hope, faith and purpose to at-risk and high-risk youth in the USVI, ages 16-24.

Their holistic approach of mentorship, mental health counseling, education, on the job training and job placement has helped over 1200 young men and women in the territory choose a better path, further their education and ultimately change their lives.

Follow MBW on Facebook for updates at https://www.facebook.com/MyBrothersWorkshop/ or visit their website at mybrothersworkshop.org

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