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About Us

Be The Good Project is a grassroots-fueled 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Alexandria, Virginia with a simple mission: to provide safe and simple ways for volunteers to help feed our neighbors who are experiencing hunger and food insecurity.

What started as a driveway food drive at the height of the pandemic quickly developed into a robust non-profit with more than a thousand volunteers across the Washington D.C. region. Since June 2020, Be The Good Project has helped distribute thousands of pounds of food through our Little Free Food Pantries, Seasonal Care Packages, and weekly sandwich deliveries for the homeless.


This outreach is all thanks to the generosity of more than 1,500 volunteers and our partnerships with other local non-profits and schools. To say it's been miraculous to watch this endeavor expand would be an understatement.

Be The Good Project was founded by Sterling and Amber Marchand and their four young children. When he’s not delivering sandwiches or planting Little Free Food Pantries, Sterling is a litigation partner at Baker Botts in Washington, D.C. and an avid bibliophile. Amber, a former corporate communications consultant, oversees outreach and draws custom illustrations that help to support Be The Good Project.

If you’d like to volunteer or become one of our food distribution partners, please contact us.


I love that this small community can make such a huge impact. Life is about character, community and giving back. What a great lesson to teach our kids!

-Mary Alex (BTG Volunteer)


September 3, 2020

Family turns small food drive into major campaign that's feeding thousands in the D.M.V.

A couple times a week, eight-year-old Foster Marchand, his siblings and parents turn their front yard in Alexandria into a hub for...


October 15, 2020

Fort Hunt community part of "Be The Good Project"

What started out as a family effort to pitch in, helping those in need of food during the pandemic has blossomed into a bigger effort called "Be The Good Project," that's brought...


December 16, 2020

Ex-Capitol Hill staffers build food pantry in pandemic

What began as one family’s effort to keep their children engaged in their community in the midst of an isolating pandemic has mushroomed into a massive new project that will feed hundreds...


March 23, 2021

Virginia Family Is Building Mini Food Pantries After Donating 32,000 lbs. of Food During Pandemic

Amber and Sterling Marchand had no idea a mini food drive held in their driveway would turn into such an incredible adventure — they were just looking for a way to entertain their four young kids...


March 10, 2021

Family creates 'free little food pantries' after collecting 30,000 pounds of food during COVID-19 pandemic


March 12, 2021

Virginia Family’s Nonprofit Has Donated More Than 30,000 Pounds of Food During Pandemic

When Amber and Sterling Marchand learned about the increased need food pantries are experiencing amidst the coronavirus pandemic, they knew they wanted to help...

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