Peyton Barber Foundation and Others Help WC Smith’s Food and Backpack Event at THEARC

A diverse group of organizations, ranging from the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police to Amazon to the Peyton Barber Foundation, joined WC Smith and Building Bridges Across the River on a rainy August afternoon to help distribute school backpacks and food at THEARC in Southeast DC.

Barber, a running back for the Washington Football Team, started his foundation as a way of using sports to help provide opportunities and resources for youth.

Food was provided by DC Central Kitchen and the Capital Area Food Bank. Washington area DJ Knight Trin supplied music and attendees could get their pictures taken with DC boxer Anthony Peterson.

Amazon provided residents with items information about its SNAP EBT acceptance and benefits program.

The event is part of a weekly service sponsored by Building Bridges Across the River and WC Smith that began in March 2020 to help DC residents who were among the hardest hit by COVID.