WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Washington Football Team players Daron Payne and Jimmy Moreland teamed up with Together Assisting People (TAP) and Martha's Table to distribute 80K pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to residents of the District of Columbia on Saturday afternoon.
Together Assisting People (TAP) is an education and career-focused mentoring program for inner-city youth. The TAP program accepts students in grades 8-12 and helps them reach goals such as preparing for standardized testing, submitting quality college applications, and securing scholarships.
“I talked to Daron Payne and we were talking about going to an area that really needed it the most. When we thought about Martha’s Table and the Mayor’s (Muriel Bowser) office connected us,” Chris Rogers, Founder and CEO of TAP,Inc. said. “Daron said ‘please put me in an area where our presence is felt’ and wanted to go to an area where most Washington Football Team players don’t go to. That’s why we chose Martha’s Table.”
Martha's Table was born from humble beginnings on 14th Street NW as a safe space for children to access after-school meals. Today, we support strong children, strong families, and strong communities by operating nationally accredited education programs beginning at birth; fighting for food justice and increasing access to healthy meals and fresh produce for over 15,000 residents; and promoting family success through our no-cost community store and engagement programs.
Jimmy Moreland took to Twitter to show his fans what the event meant to him: