My Brother’s Kitchen is a ministry of Christ’s Vineyard and many other ministries working together to serve 150-200 people every Saturday, working alongside people from the Lawndale community and the surrounding area. Before its start in Lawndale, Pete Vito was dedicated to serving the people of Humboldt Park and beyond in procuring donations and cooking a monthly meal. MBK then found itself without a place to feed the less fortunate until 2009 when MBK found a new home, its current home, at 1241 S. Pulaski in Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood. Sadly, in 2010, Pete Vito passed away suddenly. Pete’s adult children have taken up the efforts Pete started, and Pete’s son Anthony continues donating food and cooking for MBK once a month, with hundreds of volunteers from other community groups cooking and serving on the other Saturdays.
Christ’s Vineyard & MBK also rely on dedicated volunteers to pick up food donations from Trader Joe’s, Panera, Gordon Food Service, and other grocers, along with financial donations for remaining food needs.