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Testimonies about Thrive East of the River

Community members explain the impact of Thrive East of the River. It’s a partnership between Bread for the City, 11th Street Bridge Park, Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative, and Martha’s Table. We’re providing 500+ households impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns with $5,500 in cash, groceries, diapers, and other dry goods; and assistance with financial counseling and job readiness.

The DC City Council unanimously passes the REACH Act, a comprehensive racial equity bill

On November 10, 2020, the DC City Council unanimously passed the potentially transformative racial equity legislation, the REACH Act,  adding its name to the growing list of cities and counties across the country seeking to use legislation to address long-standing racial disparities.

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Bread for the City’s 2020 Presidential Election Statement

Bread for the City releases a statement on Joe Biden winning the presidential election.

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COVID-19 Community Informational Video

Did you miss the COVID-19 Community Informational? Don’t worry, you can watch the video here!

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Watch BFC Advocacy Director Aja Taylor speak on race, equity, and civil legal aid.

Bread for the City’s Advocacy Director Aja Taylor did a fantastic job as a panelist on Avenues to Justice, it’s a virtual fundraiser focusing on race, equity, and civil legal aid in DC. If you missed it, watch it here.

Bread for the City’s statement on The Office of the Attorney General and the District of Columbia Housing Authority settlement

It’s against this backdrop that we issue this statement expressing our deep disappointment in the agreement recently signed by the Office of the Attorney General and the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) settling a lawsuit filed against DCHA for their failure to abate nuisances at 10 of their properties.

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Statement on the Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by George A. Jones on Behalf of Bread for the City

2020 has delivered one blow after another, now we have received a real gut punch with the heartbreaking news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lost her courageous battle with cancer.

 

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Bread for the City unveiled its new Black Lives Matter mural

Last week we revealed our new Black Lives Matter mural as we stand in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives.

Holiday Helpings

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