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Holiday Helpings Halftime Show Live at 6:30 pm ET.

Watch the Holiday Helpings Halftime Show Live, hosted by Poet Taylor from WPGC 95.5. Sponsored by PepsiCo and Amazon. Click here to watch!

Do you need diapers?

Please call 202-301-1657 for detailed information on how to request diapers from the BFC Diaper Program. DC residents can receive free diapers from the BFC Diaper Program once a month. Diapers can be picked up at the SE Center located at 1700 Good Hope Rd, SE on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am - 2 pm. Please note that there are currently limited delivery slots on a first-come, first-serve basis.

A partir de Septiembre 22, 2021, llame al202-301-1657 para obtener información detallada sobre cómo solicitar pañalesdel Programa de pañales de BFC. Los residentes de DC pueden recibir pañalesgratis solo una vez al mes. Los pañales se pueden recoger en el SE Centerubicado en 1700 Good Hope Rd, SE los martes y jueves de 10 am a 2 pm. Tenga encuenta que hay espacios para entrega muy limitados y será para los primeros quese apunten.

The Clothing Room is back!

We are going to open, but are still not able to accept donations. Visiting our clothing room will be by appointment only at this time. For safety purposes, we will be limiting it to two people every half hour.

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Walk Up Moderna Vaccines

We are offering walk-up vaccines at our Southeast Center on Mondays and Wednesdays and at our Northwest Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm. It’s open to the community and no appointment is needed.

We’re Building on Good Hope!

Bread for the City built a new 28,132 square foot center at 1700 Good Hope Road SE. You can help!
Join us in the effort to improve the overall client experience in DC’s Anacostia community.

Food Delivery Information!

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Food Delivery Program 

Fill in your information for grocery delivery. Deliveries are made Monday-Friday. Each time you sign up, you will receive one delivery. Please register yourself only one time each week and be sure to include your full address and phone number.

Llene su información para una entrega. Se hacen entregas de lunes a viernes. Cada vez que se registra, va a recibir una entrega. Para más entregas, complete este formulario de nuevo. Por favor regístrese una vez por semana y asegúrese de incluir su dirección completa y su número de teléfono.

Our Programs

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As the largest food pantry in DC, with two distribution centers, City Orchard, and two rooftop gardens, we provide nutritious groceries, including fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats, to families in DC living below the federal poverty line.

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Our Clothing Room provides quality and season appropriate clothing items that are 100% donated then distributed free of charge, including coats, shoes, and even suits for job interviews.

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Health Care

Since 1974, our Medical Clinic has provided primary care to uninsured and low-income DC residents. Our medical home now offers primary care, behavioral health, and dental and vision care to over 3,700 patients.

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Social Services

Social workers and case managers provide client-centered services including intakes, a pre-employment program, a representative payee program, crisis intervention, referrals, case management, and social security and subsidized housing application assistance to our clients.

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With affordable housing in DC as our focus, community organizers work with program staff and client leaders to advocate for policies that preserve and create affordable housing in DC, while building community power to fight inequality beyond housing.

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Legal Services

We provide legal representation in housing, family, and public benefits cases, offer advice and referrals, and advocate for our clients and their communities.

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“The bags of groceries were more than what we anticipated. On top of that, they were qualitatively structured, so that the bag benefited any type of household! That in and of itself personifies Bread for the CITY. With your support, we distributed 94 bags of food to families, seniors, and disabled individuals. You can imagine the impact this effort had on folks.”

CEO of a community and youth non-profit

based in SE DC

I called for food delivery and Bread for the City blessed me the next day. A box full of beautiful, good food and supplies. My heart is so full of joy knowing that someone cares. I’m full of tears of joy right now. Thank you so much.”

Food client

Upcoming Events


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Bread for the City opens medical center in Southeast

Starting next week, residents in Wards 7 and 8 will not need to come to the Northwest Center, which is located in Ward 6, for medical assistance. Bread for the City is opening its health care center in the newly named Michelle Obama Southeast Center of Bread for the City, 1700 Good Hope Road, SE on Monday, October 4, 2021. The new facility will bring BFC’s primary medical, dental, and vision care services east of the Anacostia River for the first time in the organization’s history.

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September 27, at 10:39 am

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Bread for the City (BFC) is excited to announce its annual Holiday Helpings program, a nearly thirty-year tradition that supports area DC families in need through the holidays. Last year, the program transitioned from its tradition of giving out turkeys and other staple holiday food items to embrace a necessary direction to better support over 16,000 DC households by providing critical monetary resources.  In alignment with last year’s progression, BFC will work this year to increase its support in communities hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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November 1, at 2:42 pm

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#GivingTuesday 2021

#GivingTuesday at Bread for the City starts now! All donations made now through the end of #GivingTuesday will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 by our generous board member Kate Toomey. Don’t miss this opportunity to double your impact this #GivingTuesday and ensure not a penny of Kate’s match goes to waste!

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November 30, at 10:04 am

Give Today!

Bread for the City’s services are made possible through the support of thousands of donors like you. Without your support, we would not be able to provide the food, clothing, social, legal, advocacy, and medical services that we do to 10,000 DC residents every month. Thank you!

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