We’re Building on Good Hope!

Bread for the City is building a new 27,650 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.

Closed for Federal Holiday

(February 17, 2020) Closed for President's Day

People won’t have to beat the odds
if we change the odds.

- George A. Jones, CEO, Bread for the City

Nearly 1/4 of DC’s residents are low-income. Nearly half of children living east of the river are in poor families. Black median household income in DC is less than a third of the white median household income. More than 1/3 of children, nearly 1/3  of Black residents, and nearly 1/4 of childless singles have incomes at or below 150% of the federal poverty line.

Our Programs

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Food

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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Clothing

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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Advocacy

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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Upcoming Events

Holiday Closings

01 Jan
Tuesday

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Half days from Thursday, December 26 to Friday, January 3. Closed New Year’s Day.

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

25 Feb
Tuesday

DC Health is hosting a series, Living Well with Chronic Conditions, at Bread for the City's Northwest Center.

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Housing Clinic

04 Mar
Wednesday

NW Center Housing Clinic - 1st Wednesdays at 12:30 pm. SE Center Housing Clinic - 3rd Mondays at 9:30 am.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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We’re Suing the Trump Administration. Here’s Why.

When the Trump Administration threatens the lives of our neighbors, we couldn’t sit quietly. We’re suing the administration. Read on for the details.

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February 6, at 3:20 pm

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Bread for the City Submits Testimony On Public Benefits Access Issues

Language barriers, long wait times, and a lack of communication often prevent our clients from accessing benefits in a timely manner. Today, we took our concerns directly to the DC Council.

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January 29, at 11:48 am

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Bread for the City Attorney’s Fight to Protect Public Housing Tenants Reaches DC Council

From the courtroom to the city council, Bread for the City attorneys are going to bat for public housing tenants across the city. Read on to find out what’s being done at the City Council to protect public housing tenants from displacement.

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January 28, at 12:39 pm

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