Bread for the City – Helping People

The Michelle Obama Southeast Center of Bread for the City

We are so excited to announce that our brand-new Southeast Center, will be known as The Michelle Obama Southeast Center of Bread for the City. We are proud to honor First Lady Michelle Obama with the naming of our new, expanded center.

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Do you need diapers?

Bread for the City distributes diapers each month from our new Southeast Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays to low-income community members in DC. You must be a DC resident to receive diapers. Please include your complete name, address, and phone number on the request form. Please only submit a request one time each month.


The Clothing Room is back!

We are going to open, but are still not able to accept donations. Visiting our clothing room will be by appointment only at this time. For safety purposes, we will be limiting it to two people every half hour.

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Walk Up Moderna Vaccines

We offer free walk-up COVID-19 vaccines to DC residents from 2-3 pm to the first 30 people. This will take place at our Northwest Center, Monday through Thursday.

We’re Building on Good Hope!

Bread for the City built a new 28,132 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.

Food Delivery Information!

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Food Delivery Program 

Fill in your information for grocery delivery. Deliveries are made Monday-Friday. Each time you sign up, you will receive one delivery. Please register yourself only one time each week and be sure to include your full address and phone number.

Llene su información para una entrega. Se hacen entregas de lunes a viernes. Cada vez que se registra, va a recibir una entrega. Para más entregas, complete este formulario de nuevo. Por favor regístrese una vez por semana y asegúrese de incluir su dirección completa y su número de teléfono.

Our Programs

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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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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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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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“The bags of groceries were more than what we anticipated. On top of that, they were qualitatively structured, so that the bag benefited any type of household! That in and of itself personifies Bread for the CITY. With your support, we distributed 94 bags of food to families, seniors, and disabled individuals. You can imagine the impact this effort had on folks.”

CEO of a community and youth non-profit

based in SE DC

I called for food delivery and Bread for the City blessed me the next day. A box full of beautiful, good food and supplies. My heart is so full of joy knowing that someone cares. I’m full of tears of joy right now. Thank you so much.”

Food client

Upcoming Events

Farmers Market 2021

14 May
12:00 am - 12:00 am


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The Farmers Market is BACK!

Our Farmers Market is now available to members of the general public while supplies last at 10 am. The second Friday of the month will be held at our Northwest Center and the fourth Friday of the month will be held at our Southeast Center.

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May 10, at 4:40 pm

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The Rent and Utility Assistance Program

To qualify for STAY DC, you must be a renter or housing provider in the District who is at risk, or has a tenant at risk, of not paying rent or utilities on a residential dwelling.

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April 16, at 2:02 pm

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Free Walk-Up COVID-19 Vaccines

Starting Monday we will offer free walk-up COVID-19 vaccines to DC residents from 2-3 pm to the first 30 people. This will take place at our Northwest Center, Monday through Thursday.

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April 23, at 4:26 pm

Give Today!

Bread for the City’s services are made possible through the support of thousands of donors like you. Without your support, we would not be able to provide the food, clothing, social, legal, advocacy, and medical services that we do to 10,000 DC residents every month. Thank you!

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