The COVID-19 pandemic has truly taken a toll on everyone. Families across the DC, Maryland, Virginia have been hit extremely hard due to the increasing unemployment. This has resulted in many needing the bare necessities such as food. The Marshall family created Families4Families as a way to cater to those in need by addressing the critical food emergency that the coronavirus pandemic has caused. James Marshall and his siblings began collecting groceries in their driveway to deliver them to families across the DC metro area. After a few weeks, Families4Families made it to over 12 cities as people were inspired by their model.
The way Families4Families works is that a middle and/or high school students create an F4F Student Club at their school. Every F4F Student Club is paired with a nonprofit partner organization that has been carefully vetted. The duty of the partner organization is to identify the families that have been most impacted by the pandemic. The F4F Student Club collects groceries and essential items that are in demand. Once the items are collected, they are then delivered once a month to the partner organization that distributes the food to the families in need.
To date, F4F has delivered over 125,000 meals across the United States and over 1,000 people have volunteered to help out the cause. An idea that started so small turned out to be major as it received such an incredible response. According to Marshall, they are in the process of setting up a 501c3 so people can donate to their cause.
Easterns Automotive Group and WUSA 9 got wind of Families4FamiliesDMV and wanted to help out their incredible cause. Reese Waters of Get Up DC was able to chat with Marshall via video call during his Get Up Give Back segment. During their conversation, Waters announced that Marshall would be receiving a $1,000 donation from Easterns for the hard work of him and his family. Please visit www.families4familiesdmv.org to learn more and support their efforts.
Easterns Automotive Group and WUSA 9 are always here to help. If you know someone in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area that is worthy of being helped or recognized, please contact at @ReeseWaters on social media. #GetUpDC #GetUpGiveBack
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