About

Every 3rd Saturday of the month
10 AM - 12 PM
2239 Kirk Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218

Books and Breakfast is a monthly opportunity for community members to come together to partake in a tasty breakfast, activities and discussion around a critical issue or theme impacting Baltimore city, and get a free book hand selected by the Oak Hill Team. All are welcome: this is an all-ages program.

Each month will have a different theme. We will discuss the issues that affect our communities from healthcare and housing, to mass incarceration and education. We will learn about struggles of the past and how we can develop the tools to fight injustice today.

Join us in nourishing our mind, body, and spirit!

Upcoming Books and Breakfast
March 17
April 21st
May 19th
June 16th
July 21st
September 15

Sign up to volunteer today

Books and Breakfast is a program that is for, with, and by community members. We need your help to make this a success every month. There are several clear ways that you can support this community effort. We are looking for a few committed folks to help coordinate food, outreach, donations, and programming/activities team. Perhaps your schedule is tight, but you can show up once a month and help--there is a space for you too.

Email us at oakhillcec@gmail.com, call 443-977-3531, or just go straight to our google form to sign up for any one or more shifts during our next scheduled B & B dates. We ask that you take part in a one hour volunteer orientation.

Make a donation today

We are also soliciting ongoing donations (of healthy breakfast/brunch foods and books) and a few key appliances to properly store and prepare foods.

Check out our wish lists:

Feel free to drop off supplies at Oak Hill (2239 Kirk Ave). Call 443-977-3531 to schedule a drop off time or coordinate a pick-up.

A little more on the history of Books & Breakfast

The Panthers originally conceived of their Breakfast program as a way to not only meet the daily needs of local Black Oakland, CA residents, but to build unity and trust with local residents for a larger transformative and revolutionary political vision. The Panthers received support for their program from local groceries, churches, and residents. Their Breakfast Program was one of many "Serve the People" programs. Their innovative programs would go on to inspire national government social welfare programs and us here in Baltimore alike. In this tradition, HandsUpUnited in Missouri created #BooksandBreakfast, a program that combines free breakfast with a book give-away and political education programming. Books and Breakfast is now replicated in 33 cities and we are excited to bring this model to Baltimore. To learn more about HandsUp United's model, visit their webpage.