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Get fresh produce at our Friday free farmers markets!


Check out our schedule of free community workshops!


Our New Strategic Plan Just Dropped!


The Clothing Room is back!

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. We also accept donations!

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Do you need diapers?

Please call 202-301-1657. 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.

llame al 202-301-1657. 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.

The Southeast Medical Clinic is OPEN!

Located at 1700 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020
Make a primary care or dentist appointment today!

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 boutique provides quality and seasonally appropriate clothing items that are 100% donated then distributed free of charge, including coats, shoes, accessories, suits for job interviews, an.

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Health Care

Since 1974, our Medical Clinic has provided primary care to uninsured and low-income DC residents. Our medical clinic offers primary care, care management, dental, vision, and behavioral health services.

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Social Services

We offer a variety of supports and resources, including workforce development courses, representative payee services, community wellness workshops, and diaper and baby product distribution.

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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 advice and representation in certain housing, family law, immigration, and public benefits matters.

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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

Go-Go Fitness

26 Sep
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Community Circle with Donnie

26 Sep
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free Farmers Market Friday!

13 Oct
9:00 am - 9:00 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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Due to unforeseen circumstances, Bread for the City will be closed on Friday, September 22. We apologize for the inconvenience.