Serving Our Community with Dignity and Respect

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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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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

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

Pet Food Distribution - NW

24 Jul
Wednesday

Northwest: 4th Wednesdays at 10 am. Southeast: Last Fridays at Noon. Each month, pet food is available for families living with low income.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free Friday Markets (March - October)

26 Jul
Friday

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.

10:30 am - 11:30 am

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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 Bright Spot in the Budget: $30M for Public Housing Repairs

Our Director of Advocacy, Aja Taylor, recaps the big win from this year’s budget season.

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June 27, at 10:00 am

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Supervising Attorney Esther Adetunji: Changing the World One Housing Case at a Time

Supervising Attorney Esther Adetunji entered law school wanting to change the world. That mission led her to Bread for the City, where she’s found a home in our legal clinic.

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May 20, at 8:56 am

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