Be The Good Project is a grassroots-fueled 501(c)3 organization 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 at RooScribbles to raise funds for Be The Good Project.
Thanks to your help, Be The Good continues to show love for our neighbors who are experiencing hunger and food insecurity across the DC-metro region. 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)
March 23, 2021
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