3B BRAES BROWN BAG FOUNDATION

To provide hope and nourishment

aka 3B Brae's Brown Bags   |   Bear, DE   |  http://www.braesbrownbags.org

Mission

Brae's Brown Bags (3B), which provides healthy food and other items to homeless and low-income populations. Our ongoing mission is not only to feed people today, but to raise awareness about the problems of food insecurity and poverty, and empower and inspire youth across the nation to become part of the solution. Brae's Brown Bags founder, Braeden Mannering (born in 2003), promotes raising awareness about food insecurity and the important for all people to be able to eat healthy and live healthy lifestyles. He is a vocal advocate of this cause for hunger relief. He travels to conferences, corporate events, youth centers and schools to encourage youth to become more actively involved in their communities and to educate them regarding food waste, food recovery and food security.

Ruling year info

2014

Founder

Braeden Q Mannering

Chief Operating Officer

Christy L Mannering

Main address

950 Rue Madora

Bear, DE 19701 USA

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EIN

46-4307237

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Leadership Development (W70)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

3B Brae's Brown Bags, founded by 14-year-old Braeden Mannering, provides homeless and low-income populations with access to healthy foods, clean water and contact information for additional services which can aid them. His ongoing mission is not only to feed people today, but to raise awareness about the problems of food insecurity and poverty, and empower and inspire youth across the nation to become part of the solution.

3B Brae's Brown Bags, founded by Braeden Mannering at the age of 9 years old, helps to provide bags of healthy food, clean water and resources for homeless and low-income populations who might not have access to nutritious foods. Additionally, Braeden, now 14-years-old, goes to schools and groups around the country to teach them about food insecurity and about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

3B Brae's Brown Bags

Provides healthy food and other items to homeless and low-income people.

Population(s) Served

3B Brae's Brown Bags believes that every person no matter their age, size or race has the ability to make a difference in the world. Hunger relief is needed, food insecurity is a problem and we have the power to be part of the solution.

We hope by encouraging schools and youth organizations to get involved by starting their own chapters through 3B Ripples we can motivate young people to help others in need and in some cases even help themselves.

Population(s) Served

Aside for being able to travel to New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana (to communities impacted by flooding), Texas (to communities impacted by the hurricane), Michigan (after their water crisis), Tennessee (to communities impacted by wildfires) and California to raise awareness and extend his reach outside of Delaware.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

STOP Hunger Scholar 2015

Sodexo USA

Kohl's Cares Scholarship 2015

Kohl's

Mazda Drive For Good 2014

Mazda USA

LEAD360 Challenge 2015

Jefferson Awards - Regional

Hero For Change 2016

Disney

Feeding Better Futures Scholar Finalist 2018

General Mills

Affiliations & memberships

Food Resource Bank - Supporting Member

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

3B Brae's Brown Bags

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

3B Brae's Brown Bags

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of emergency meals provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

3B Brae's Brown Bags

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Bags delivered to areas of natural disaster.

Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

3B Ripples Student Chapters

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total pounds of food rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

3B Brae's Brown Bags

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

3B Ripples Student Chapters

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

One boy, one bag at a time, aims to get healthier snack options out to as many food insecure populations as possible from youth to elders and everyone in between. He would like to talk with these people, learn who they are and find a way to get them back on their feet by providing them nourishment and hope.

- Hunger Conference inviting youth
- Summer Celebration Thank You Event
- Applications for Schools to start 3B chapters
- Youth inspiration book about food insecurity

By working with state legislators, organizations, universities, schools and all parties interested in joining forces with 3B we hope to begin reducing food waste in and around Delaware. We hope to recover food from dining halls, schools and restaurants. We hope to spread awareness about the topic of food insecurity. We hope to recruit as many people as possible to help with this cause. If each person could pack just one bag and hand it to just one person we could reach hundreds of thousands of people. Feeding the world, one bag at a time.

Recruiting nearly 3,00 volunteers and raising over $50,000 has given us the opportunity to expand 3B beyond anything we though possible. Braeden was invited as the First Lady's guest in 2014 to be a speaker at the Kids State Dinner and then in 2016 was invited as her guest to the State of the Union address. He has won a national award for doing good courtesy of Mazda and NBC Universal, and two national scholarships both of which included grants towards his foundation. He receives donations from his supporters year round both monetary and in-kind. He is recruiting schools to become involved through his 3B Ripples and will be participating in conferences throughout the year to promote what he is doing and continue helping people in need.

On May 4, 2015 Braeden co-hosted the first ever hunger conference to include youth. Over 20 different schools participated, sending youth to the conference center, to engage and participate in a community-wide discussion to respond to the issue of hunger.

Braeden has appeared on the Rachael Ray Show, the Today Show, Good Day Philadelphia and Good Day DC on Fox, on CBS, on NBC and on ABC Channel 6 out of Philadelphia. An interview of Braeden and his project was included in a book and he has been in a variety of news articles. He has a small booklet published called Brae's Book of Boo which tells his story in a child-like way thanks to Love What You Boo.

He has received several different grants and scholarships including two national scholarships totaling over $20,000 from the STOP Hungerr Stephen J. Brady program and the Kohl's Cares Scholarship program.

The foundation's biggest award was from NBC Universal and Mazda USA in the 2014 Drive For Good Campaign in which Braeden was in a commercial with actress Minnie Driver and received $30,000 in goods and services which were paid out in 2015.

He was recently a guest, invited by the First Lady, at the State of the Union address.

Financials

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3B BRAES BROWN BAG FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 9/21/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Christy Mannering


Board co-chair

Braeden Mannering

Margie Mannering

Retired

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/21/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/21/2020

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.