Last year, students at Plummer Elementary School in Southeast, DC received Weekend Bags of food every Friday from the Capital Area Food Bank delivered by the local chapter of The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) that initiated this special project at its adopted school.
The goal of the Weekend Bag program is to provide supplemental food for families over the weekend. The bags contain any combination of the following: canned fruits, canned vegetables, rice, pasta, tuna, beans, shelf-stable milk, cereal and granola bars.
The partnership between NOBLE and the Weekend Bag program was initiated by Tony Dixon, an active member of NOBLE’s DC Metro Area Chapter, and largely made possible by the efforts and enthusiasm of Meleah Boyle, former Maryland Kids Cafe and Weekend Bag Coordinator.
In addition to NOBLE’s Adopt-a-School initiative, the Washington Metro Area Chapter of NOBLE co-sponsors clothing drives, holiday food distribution drives and various events to bring resources into disadvantaged communities.
Friday, August 3rd was Meleah’s last day working here. Tony made a surprise visit to our beautiful new home at 4900 Puerto Rico Ave. NE and presented Meleah with a civil service award for her ongoing commitment to the program¬¬. The award was a fitting tribute to Meleah’s tenure at the food bank and a thoughtful gesture of gratitude by an organization committed to improving our community.