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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

Please click "Holiday Closings" above for an ongoing list of changes to Bread for the City's regular schedule.

12:00 am - 12:00 am

NW Crochet Club

25 Nov
Monday

Learn a new skill and expand your friendship circle through BFC's Crochet Club!

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Pet Food Distribution - NW

27 Nov
Wednesday

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

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Featured

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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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When We Fight, We Win: DHS Changes Food Stamps Campaign

We raised our voices about an offensive food stamps campaign. DHS listened.

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October 3, at 8:20 am

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Public Housing: The Way Forward

Our fight to preserve public housing continues. Read on to find out the latest and how you can take action right now to keep DC an affordable city for everyone.

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October 2, at 1:21 pm

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