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.
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
We provide legal representation in housing, family, and public benefits cases, offer advice and referrals, and advocate for our clients and their communities.Learn more
BFC's monthly free markets offer fresh produce, clothing, and other items at no cost. This event is open to the general public until supplies run out.
Join us! From 4:30 pm to 7 pm, all proceeds benefit Bread for the City!
As the government shutdown continues, we want furloughed workers and contractors to know Bread for the City is here for you, too.
Yesterday was a big day for Bread for the City. A BIG ONE. Yesterday, we symbolically broke ground at 1710 Good Hope Road, SE, the future home of our new service center east of the Anacostia River. This day was a long time coming, and was full of excitement, love, and hope.
We sat down with BFC Managing Attorney Tracy Davis for a candid conversation about domestic violence, reimagining a new system that considers the needs of survivors and why “hope” is more like an axe than a lottery ticket.
Our advocacy director, Aja Taylor on why it’s time to get serious about racial equity in housing outcomes — and how we can do it.