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He calls himself a worker. Some D.C. residents refer to him as a 'warrior'

By Kaylin Culliver, Howard University News Service
On March 21, 2018

Trevor Moe calls himself a man with a strong work ethic. But to the Sixteenth Street Heights neighborhood, he’s not just a worker; he’s a warrior.

An attorney by trade, and a former chief counsel for former senator Jim Webb (D-Va.), Moe is no stranger to servitude. He’s dedicated his life to being the voice for people who have lost theirs, and after fifteen years of community service, he’s committed himself to a non-profit organization, Feed The Children.

As Senior Director of Government and International Relations,  he’s in charge of sustainable development work such as overseeing the market for crops and guaranteeing that they’re growing the right crops so they can feed their children.

“I work for Feed the Children because I’m invigorated every time I’m in the field,” Moe said. “Whether I’m in an impoverished community in Guatemala or our own inner city, it feels good knowing that hundreds of thousands of children won’t be malnourished or hungry because of my passion for what I do.”

According to FeedingAmerica.org, 27,800 children are struggling with hunger and malnutrition in D.C. According to VAFoodBanks.org, more than twenty percent of children living in D.C. live in food insecure households.

According to FeedtheChildren.org, child hunger rates have decreased significantly in the past four years.

“It’s all fun and trending on social media until these kids experience what it’s like to not be able to put food on the table for their kids. But that’s where I come in,” said Trevor Moe.

However, while feeding children is one of the many services he does, saving lives by guaranteeing are not just fed, but educated. In 2017, Moe supplied four-hundred families with two weeks worth of food for the holidays. Four months later, he was credited by the Feed The Children organization as the person responsible for the coordinance and donation of 200,000 books to the D.C. public school system.

Co-worker and director of fundraising Ronda Watts said, “His job description requires him to oversee the service of others. He’s not required to get up at six in the morning and go to the shelter for women and children to hand out food packages. He’s not required to spend his days at board meetings fighting for better resources and materials for children in school. But he does it. That’s just who he is.”

“It keeps me going and brings me in the office. I wouldn't even call it a job. I would call it a passion I had the guts to pursue. It’s an uphill battle that I have the resources and the courage to fight,” Moe said.

 

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