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.
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.
Join Bread for the City at our next nutrition workshop!
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.
Take action this week (March 14-16) to support Bread for the City’s campaign to create and preserve affordable housing in DC.
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.