What We Do
The mission of the Muggsy Bogues Family Foundation (MBFF) is to empower at-risk youth and families to improve their quality of life by addressing food insecurity, access to education and job training. We're all about helping others and there are so many families in our community in need of a lift up.... the MBFF is here to help. Labor of Love is our food distribution program. There are four events held throughout the year: Springtime Labor of Love, Labor Day Labor of Love, Thanksgiving Labor of Love, and Holiday Labor of Love. The MBFF partners with local non-profits, such as Charlotte Rescue Mission/Dove's Nest, The Harvest Center of Charlotte, Pineville Neighbors Place, Mecklenburg County, RunningWorks, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, Mental Health America of Central Carolinas, Families Forward Charlotte, and more to fill identified gaps in service and reach the most vulnerable residents of the community. The MBFF also partners with the Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Foundation to administer scholarships to income-eligible students enrolled in skilled trade programs at CPCC. This is done through the Muggsy Bogues Family Scholarship Fund and the Workforce Development Scholarship Program. “Significant change begins in our individual communities and during these unprecedented times, it has never been more critical to lend a helping hand,” Muggsy Bogues, President of the Muggsy Bogues Family Foundation, states.
- In 2021, the MBFF reached 274 households and more than 1,100 individuals.
- An alarming 12% of Mecklenburg County residents live in poverty; 17% are considered vulnerable; and 16% face food insecurity (2019 Community Health Assessment).
- The MBFF vision is to create a better life for at-risk youth and families in the communities it serves.
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