Caring For Our Community & Feeding The Undeserved

The Founding Chapter of OHBM is strongly committed to helping families living in poverty experience a happier and healthier holiday season. We are pleased to work alongside corporate sponsors Walmart, Macy’s, Emblem, Mt. Sinai, REBNY and Lyft on such an impactful community service effort. The Citywide Hunger Relief Program is the cornerstone of our poverty eradication agenda.

Michael J. Garner, MBA
One Hundred Black Men, Inc.

The Founding Chapter of One Hundred Black Men (OHBM) with the support of corporate sponsors Mt. Sinai Hospital, Macy’s, Walmart, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and Lyft provided food baskets to 10,000 New Yorkers during the 2018 Holiday Season. Walmart has been a primary partner of this Program since its inception in 2013. Since that time, over 40,000 New Yorkers have enjoyed nutritious meals during the holiday season.

This year, OHBM was pleased to contribute $50,000 to help New York City churches and institutions provide meals for New Yorkers between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Partner churches included Abyssinian Baptist Church, Salem Methodist United Church, Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem and the National Action Network in Harlem; Epworth United Methodist Church, Greater Holy Tabernacle and Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in the Bronx; Cornerstone Baptist and House of the Lord Churches in Brooklyn; First Baptist Church of East Elmhurst in Queens and Mt. Sinai Church in Staten Island.

Founded in 1963 by Hon.Judge Robert Mangum, Hon.David N. Dinkins, Jackie Robinson and other prominent men of the civil rights era, One Hundred Black Men (OHBM) is the premier civic organization for Black Men and has grown to have over 100 chapters throughout the United States and abroad. OHBM supports communities by annually awarding $100,000 in college scholarships; conducting gun buyback programs that have removed 160 guns from our streets; championing the efforts of the Governor and Mayor to award 30% of contracts to MWBEs throughout New York State; and annually mentoring over 200 hundred students from throughout New York City including the first Eagle Academy, which OHBM of New York founded in 2004.

“The president, board and members of the One Hundred Black Men hold themselves accountable for changing the narrative and outcomes for underserved people in our City. The Citywide Hunger Relief Program, coordinated by our Health & Wellness Committee, is one of the most meaningful initiatives that the One Hundred is involved in.”

Courtney A. Bennett
Executive Director
One Hundred Black Men, Inc.