Nonprofit founded by former Redskin delivers food to community

89 Ways to Give Foundation, a nonprofit founded by retired Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss, has begun offering food assistance and other forms of community outreach amid COVID-19.

“I want to help the community and give back as much as possible so we decided to assist families with food,” Moss said in a prepared statement. “We don’t want anyone to worry about a basic necessity such as food.”

The organization has donated and delivered fresh food and other amenities to local families in need while maintaining proper social distance practices.

According to Carmen Felder, the foundation’s president, one delivery comprised toys and gifts for an eight-year-old boy whose family did not have the means to throw a large celebration.

 “He was so overjoyed that he drew us a thank you picture,” Felder said in a prepared statement. “It was a priceless moment, being able to help this little guy have a special day.”

89 Ways to Give has collaborated with several nearby companies for this effort, including Salvation Army Fairfax and Sysco. The nonprofit ultimately donates all surplus supplies to Mobile Hope and local churches.

Those wishing for more information on food assistance or to volunteer can visit 89waystogive.org.