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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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Learn more about our new acupuncture services!

Get fresh produce at our Friday free farmers markets!


The Southeast Medical Clinic is OPEN!

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

It’s Our 50th Year of Serving DC!


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

Upcoming Events

Juneteenth for the City

19 Jun
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free Farmers Market Friday!

28 Jun
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Community Wellness Day

28 Jun
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


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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