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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.

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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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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Upcoming Events

Holiday Closings

01 Jan

Please click "Holiday Closings" above for an ongoing list of changes to Bread for the City's regular schedule.

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Free Friday Markets

30 Aug

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.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Strength Series

09 Sep

Each month, BFC opens space for men to connect in brotherhood and talk. The Strength Series is FREE and OPEN TO ALL MEN who wish to attend.

For details please refer to website
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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Bringing the Community to the Clinic

Earlier this month, Dr. Randi Abramson shared the story of her journey to Bread for the City and our relationship with George Washington Sch0ol of Medicine and Health Sciences when she received the Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award at the Alpha Omega Alpha banquet and induction ceremony.

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May 23, at 10:00 am

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A Look Back at our 2019 Good Hope Gala Keynote Speech

A look back at our 2019 Good Hope Gala speaker Courntey Dowe, who chronicled her journey with Bread for the City, her first time meeting Dr. Randi and how believing in someone makes magic.

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July 18, at 8:00 am

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Housing and Health Setbacks Can’t Erase Michael Blue’s Smile

We caught up with Michael Blue to talk housing, health, and our SE expansion.

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July 30, at 11:57 am

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