Serving Our Community with Dignity and Respect

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Helping People Fight for Better Outcomes

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Medical Care, Regardless of Income

We’re accepting new patients! Call 202-386-7020 to schedule.

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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. About 324,000 DC households are food insecure. 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

Get Involved - Advocate Today

10 Jul
Tuesday

Tell DC's City Council to maintain the Eviction Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2018!

For details please refer to website
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Nutrition Workshop: Quick & Healthy Recipes

24 Jul
Tuesday

Join Bread for the City at our next nutrition workshop!

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

PEP Info Session

26 Jul
Thursday

Join us for an info session on the BFC Pre-Employment Program (PEP).

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Featured

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What Happens to a Dream Deferred? King’s Assassination, 50 Years Later

BFC’s CEO, George A. Jones, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and our city’s critical need for policies that make amends for intentional divestment from Black communities.

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April 4, at 10:53 am

Four Things You Can Do to Demand Affordable Housing in DC

Take action this week (March 14-16) to support Bread for the City’s campaign to create and preserve affordable housing in DC.

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March 13, at 6:06 pm

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Chairman’s Corner: Why Are We Here?

Bread for the City’s Chairman of the Board, Paul R. Taskier, reflects on poverty, racism, food justice, the wealth gap, and why Bread for the City does what we do.

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September 21, at 3:23 pm

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Our New Mission

Did you know Bread for the City has a new mission statement? We’ve updated our purpose with new goals and values, while still preserving the same quality services and dignity-based model we’ve always had.

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February 28, at 4:54 pm

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A Day in the Life of a Social Worker Embedded in Primary Care

Ali Jost, our Integrated Behavioral Health Manager, shares a day in her life at our medical clinic, and her musings on how social work is the “vibranium” of BFC.

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March 30, at 1:48 pm

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Building on Good Hope: Gala!

BFC’s Building On Good Hope Gala is nearly here! Join us in celebration on April 28th and help us continue to grow to meet even more needs for even more people.

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March 22, at 8:30 am

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