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