Join us as a donor or volunteer to help provide 9,000 DC residents with a holiday meal this season.

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Building on Good Hope

Bread for the City is building a new 30,000 square foot center at 1710 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

Good Hope Gala

11 May
Saturday

Join Bread for the City for its annual fundraising gala!

For details please refer to website
6:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Holiday Helpings

01 Nov
Thursday

Help BFC raise funds to put 9,000 turkeys on the tables of DC residents living with low income!

For details please refer to website
12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Housing Trauma Healing Circle

12 Dec
Wednesday

Learn coping strategies to deal with the experience of housing trauma and its aftermath. 

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Featured

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A Call to Action: Building Neighborhoods that Work

Our CEO, George Jones has a simple message for DC: It’s time to build neighborhoods that work.

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October 25, at 8:00 am

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Wet shoes and a warm heart

Yesterday was a big day for Bread for the City. A BIG ONE. Yesterday, we symbolically broke ground at 1710 Good Hope Road, SE, the future home of our new service center east of the Anacostia River. This day was a long time coming, and was full of excitement, love, and hope.

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May 18, at 1:09 pm

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Dreaming of a Better Tomorrow: A Conversation about Domestic Violence with BFC Managing Attorney Tracy Davis

We sat down with BFC Managing Attorney Tracy Davis for a candid conversation about domestic violence, reimagining a new system that considers the needs of survivors and why “hope” is more like an axe than a lottery ticket.

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October 17, at 1:30 pm

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What BFC Expansion Means for DC

Bread for the City’s CEO George A. Jones provides an overview of the potential impact of our new Southeast Center.

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May 16, at 11:07 am

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Dreaming of a Better Tomorrow: Racial Equity in Housing Outcomes in D.C.

Our advocacy director, Aja Taylor on why it’s time to get serious about racial equity in housing outcomes — and how we can do it.

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October 24, at 11:59 am

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Pushed Out: The Ultimate Betrayal

After more than six-decades in D.C., Michael Blue faces the grim reality of being pushed out of the only city he’s ever called home.

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September 6, at 9:26 am

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