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Our New Mission

Did you know Bread for the City has a new mission statement? We’ve updated our purpose with new goals and values, while still preserving the same quality services and dignity-based model we’ve always had.

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Chairman’s Corner: Why Are We Here?

Bread for the City’s Chairman of the Board, Paul R. Taskier, reflects on poverty, racism, food justice, the wealth gap, and why Bread for the City does what we do.

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A Note to the Bread for the City Community

Bread for the City Community,

Tuesday’s election results have stirred up a wide range of emotions for many of us in the Bread for the City family. The past year was filled with hopes and dreams as well as angst and anxiety as our process of electing a new president unfolded. Forty-three years ago, our founders committed to fighting poverty and the conditions that perpetuate it. And for 43 years, we have fought. Many of the promises made in this campaign – including targeting marginalized groups, eliminating the Affordable Care Act, and limiting charitable giving incentives – threaten our ability to serve our community and to do it in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

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BFC Hosts “March III” Book Signing with Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

Last Thursday, Bread for the City had the honor of hosting Civil Rights icon Congressman John Lewis and author Andrew Aydin at our SE Center for a book signing of March III, the third in a series of graphic novels.

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Just when you thought you were out…

…Bread for the City pulls you back in!

Let’s (re)meet our new(ish) Chief Development Officer, Andrea Messina! Eight years ago, she worked at Bread for the City before going on to business school, to different nonprofits, and even to the private sector. But as many of our current and former staff who stay engaged at Bread can attest, we’re harder to shake than the mafia, so this summer Andrea returned to the Family to lead our fundraising efforts.

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Barriers to Obtaining Identifying Documents: Documented Employment (Post 2 of 4)

In spring 2015, Kathleen Stephan, Community Resource and Quality Assurance Coordinator, began looking into why so many Bread for the City clients were suddenly struggling to obtain an ID. This blog series explores how the system disadvantages people of color living in poverty, and proposes possible improvements to policies that are currently preventing many DC residents from obtaining identification documents.

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Our New Eye Doctor is Here!

Remember when we asked you to lend your support so that we could hire an eye doctor? Well, you gave and we hired Dr. Choi. Thank you!

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Welcome(ish) Aja Taylor, Advocacy Director

Bread for the City is just making ALL the big changes right now. We’re officially an FQHC; we just launched our new strategic plan; and for the first time ever, we have hired an Advocacy Director!