WASHINGTON, D.C, Aug. 22, 2020 – The 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C., partnered with the DC Dream Center at Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church Saturday to help families impacted by COVID 19. More than 60,000 pounds of food were distributed to more than 750 families.
The president of the 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C., James Thompson said, “We recognize the affect the pandemic is having on our community and we are determined to help. COVID 19 has left many families struggling with fewer resources at their disposal. Together with the DC Dream Center, we will continue to uplift our community and help those who are in need,” said Thompson.
Families utilized both drive-up lanes and walk-up lines to receive boxes of fresh, healthy food. Boxes consisted of cabbage, squash, zucchini, potatoes, cucumbers, chickpeas, avocados, turkey bacon, eggs, orange juice, milk, cantaloupe, peaches, nectarines, blueberries, popcorn and much more.
The 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C. was founded in 1995 in response to a call to action during the Million Man March. The organization is devoted to improving the quality of life for African Americans within the community through mentoring, education, health & wellness, and economic empowerment programs. With a dedicated and diverse membership base that consists of doctors, lawyers, STEM professionals, entrepreneurs, financial experts, educators, U.S. service members, and business professionals, the organization provides a broad range of support to its mentees, and the broader community. Since 1995, the organization has supported over 15K students and families in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.