Beyond our commitment to our kids, 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C. is committed to our community. As communities across the country struggle with the global coronavirus pandemic, an economic collapse, and unprecedented job losses, many are also battling food insecurity.
Recognizing our brothers and sisters in need, 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C. stepped up to help fill the gap. On June 3rd, 2020, in coordination with Capital Harvest Food distribution, we gave away 1,000 gallons of free milk at the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church in Southeast Washington, D.C.
But our work didn’t stop there. We followed up on June 17th, by providing 14,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to those in need. The response was incredible, with cars lined up around the block to get the healthy foods being provided.
100 Black Men President, James Thompson, said; “These are incredibly difficult times for us all. When the DC Dream Center sent out a call to action, to feed families, we knew we had to step up. The response to Capital Harvest has been overwhelming and we’re just happy to help.”
“The 100” is a non-profit mentoring organization devoted to improving the quality of life for African American youth in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and 2020 marks our 25th year of service to our community. Our programs, known as Four for the Future, focus on Mentoring, Education, Economic Empowerment, and Health & Wellness. Since our founding in 1995, we have served over 15,000 children and families.
We recognize our responsibility to step up to make a difference in the lives of our children, and our community, and we would greatly appreciate your support. To make a tax-deductible donation to support our efforts please click here.