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.

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

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

20 Jan
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

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

21 Jan
Tuesday

DC Health is hosting a series, Living Well with Chronic Conditions, at Bread for the City's Northwest Center.

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Happy New Year from Bread for the City

Happy New Year! Bread for the City has seen four decades come and go in Washington, DC — decades that have brought change, sometimes tumultuous, to our city. But through it all we have never wavered in our mission to fight poverty. Thank you for standing with us, and may you have a healthy and happy 2020.

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January 1, at 12:33 pm

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Our New Board President, Jon Fee, on Holiday Traditions and Holiday Helpings

As 2019’s Holiday Helpings is in full swing, our new Board President weighs in on what the holidays mean to him, why he donates to Holiday Helpings, and why you should get involved, too.

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November 25, at 10:00 am

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A Call to Action: Let’s End Poverty By 2040

Our CEO, George A. Jones issues a bold call to action to the D.C. community: Let’s stop fighting poverty and start working towards ending poverty.

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October 7, at 10:06 am

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