Good Hope Gala 2018

Join us at 6 pm on April 28th at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

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Medical Care, Regardless of Income

We’re accepting new patients! Call 202-386-7020 to schedule.

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Building on Good Hope

Bread for the City is building a new 30,000 square foot center at 1710 Good Hope Road SE. You can help!
Join us in the effort to improve the overall client experience in DC’s Anacostia community.

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

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

Nearly one quarter of DC’s residents are low-income.  Nearly half of children living east of the river are in poor families. About 324,000 DC households are food insecure. In DC, more than one-third of children, nearly one-third of Black

residents, and nearly one-quarter of childless singles have incomes at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty line. In the city’s lowest income wards (7 and 8), residents have only one supermarket for every 70,000 people.

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

Good Hope Gala 2018

28 Apr
Saturday

Join Bread for the City for our annual Good Hope Gala for a fun night of celebration, philanthropy, and (of course) dancing!

For details please refer to website
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Workers Rights Clinic - SE

24 Feb
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

NW Free Farmers Market

09 Mar
Friday

Bread for the City's free Farmers Market is available to members of the general public while supplies last.

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Featured

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Chairman’s Corner: Why Are We Here?

Bread for the City's Chairman of the Board, Paul R. Taskier, reflects on poverty, racism, food justice, the wealth gap, and why Bread for the City does what we do.

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September 21, at 3:23 pm

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Snapshot of Women’s Wellness Day

With the theme “Reflections of You,” Women Strong DC’s 2017 Women's Wellness Day provided knowledge, inspiration, and relaxation that resonated with the audience of over 50 participants.

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September 1, at 3:24 pm

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Making America Hate Again: Racism & Terror in Charlottesville

In the face of dangerous rhetoric like that we have seen from white supremacists in Charlottesville, we must be intentional and explicit in speaking out. Good people must get involved and mobilize.

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August 29, at 6:53 pm

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100 HAP Clients Housed

Bread for the City's Housing Access Program (HAP) was created as a way to help streamline and centralize both education and assistance for people in need of affordable housing. 100 clients have now been housed as part of this program, and here we share Anita's journey.

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August 14, at 2:13 pm

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Bread for the City in Lawsuit Against DHS

Because of widespread problems with the D.C. Department of Human Services' administration of food stamps for D.C. residents living with low-incomes, Bread for the City has brought a lawsuit against the agency.

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September 8, at 2:45 pm

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Bread for the City Stands With Dreamers

Bread for the City stands not only with our clients who are being affected by the decision to end DACA, but also with all Dreamers, all organizations, and all local and national leaders who have protested this un-American decision.

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September 11, at 12:01 pm

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