At nine-years-old, Braeden Mannering started 3B Brae’s Brown Bags, which provides bags of healthy food and clean water to homeless and low-income populations. Each bag contains healthy snacks, water and a letter from Braeden which lists information for additional services.
To date, Braeden has provided over 6,500 bags, raised over $55,000 and recruited over 2,800 volunteers. He has developed and co-hosted the first ever hunger conference to include youth along with the Food Bank of Delaware. Over 180 students attended the event at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware in 2015. Braeden’s hope is for this conference to become a nationwide event.
Braeden, now 12, is a spokesperson on the topic of food insecurity, presenting at conferences and schools nationwide.