Bread for the City – Helping People

Modified Services Through June 8

Bread for the City’s staff is operating on a modified and remote schedule through Monday, June 8th. Our NW Center is available from 8:30 am to 12 noon for scheduled medical visits (Monday – Friday) and representative payee services (Monday/Friday only). If a bag of groceries would help during this challenging season, please submit your request on the form below.

Click here for additional details on our services.

COVID-19 Testing

Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 pm at the NW Center (1525 7th Street NW) for walk-up COVID-19 testing. Open to the general public and geared toward individuals facing healthcare access challenges.

We’re 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.

Sign Up for Food Delivery During COVID-19

#stay home #staysafe

Click here to sign up online for grocery delivery!

Things are difficult for many right now. We’re glad to share what we have. Call 202-265-2400 or click the link above to have a bag of groceries delivered.

¡Haga clic aquí para registrarse en línea para la entrega de comestibles! Las cosas son difíciles para muchos en este momento. Estamos contentos de compartir lo que tenemos. Llame 202-265-2400 o haga clic en el enlace arriba para recibir una bolsa de compras el lunes 27 de abril o más tarde.

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

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Half days from Thursday, December 26 to Friday, January 3. Closed New Year’s Day.

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Housing Clinic

03 Jun
Wednesday

NW Center Housing Clinic - 1st Wednesdays at 12:30 pm. SE Center Housing Clinic - 3rd Mondays at 9:30 am.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Housing Clinic

15 Jun
Monday

NW Center Housing Clinic - 1st Wednesdays at 12:30 pm. SE Center Housing Clinic - 3rd Mondays at 9:30 am.

9:30 am - 11:00 am

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(UPDATE) COVID-19 Response from Bread for the City

As we continue to adjust to our temporary “new normal,” Bread for the City is making innovative changes to continue serving our community while many staff remain safe and sheltered in place. Check here for updates!

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April 9, at 7:00 am

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Bread for the City Submits Testimony On Public Benefits Access Issues

Language barriers, long wait times, and a lack of communication often prevent our clients from accessing benefits in a timely manner. Today, we took our concerns directly to the DC Council.

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January 29, at 11:48 am

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Bread for the City Attorney’s Fight to Protect Public Housing Tenants Reaches DC Council

From the courtroom to the city council, Bread for the City attorneys are going to bat for public housing tenants across the city. Read on to find out what’s being done at the City Council to protect public housing tenants from displacement.

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Learn about the ways you can support Bread for the City's work.

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In times of crisis, we all need to come together.

Bread for the City is comprehensively responding to COVID-19 with expanded community partnerships, continual medical care, and responsible and creative programming so that we can meet our community’s needs.

Will you help us with a gift today? Together, we can meet these extraordinary times head-on and ensure that all DC residents remain safe, fed, and supported.

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