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

Organizing Institute Orientation

05 Jun
Wednesday

Orientation at the NW Center on Wed, June 5 at 12:30 pm. Orientation at SE Center on Mon, June 17 at 10 am.

10:00 am - 10:00 am

Free Friday Markets (March - October)

26 Apr
Friday

BFC's monthly free markets offer fresh produce, clothing, and other items at no cost. This event is open to the general public until supplies run out.

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Pet Food Distribution - SE

31 May
Friday

Each month, pet food is available for families living with low income. Northwest: 4th Wednesdays at 10 am. Southeast: Last Fridays at Noon.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Vacations, Staycations, Food and Fun Coming to a Good Hope Gala Near You

We’re ten days out from our annual Good Hope Gala. And just like year’s past, we’ve got some amazing items available at our auction. Looking to get out of town or out of the country? We’ve got you covered. Read on to see what we’ll be auctioning and then grab your ticket to our biggest event of the year.

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May 1, at 9:30 am

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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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In Support of the Racial Equity Achieves Results Act

Last week, our CEO, George A. Jones testified in support of the Racial Equity Achieves Results act during a D.C. Council hearing on the bill. Here’s what he submitted for the official record.

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April 30, at 2:00 pm

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