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2020 Holiday Helpings is about more than just a meal

Last year, Bread for the City believed no family or individual should spend the holiday season without celebrating with their families and friends, due to their inability to pay. This year, we still have that same belief, but celebrating with family and friends may not be a priority to everyone.  Holiday Helpings this year is about turning tradition into progress, we’re providing the necessary tools for people to make their own decisions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people may not celebrate the holidays with a feast, but we still must provide support to our neighbors during these times.

Kenrick Thomas

Communications and Events Manager

Samra Stoner

Northwest Volunteer Coordinator

New Staff Members

Bread for the City introduces Kenrick Thomas as our new Communications and Events Manager and Samra Stoner as our new Northwest Volunteer Coordinator.

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Building on Good Hope Project raised $67,136 during its Virtual Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the new Southeast Center on Good Hope Road

Bread for the City (BFC) has completed construction on a new, 28,136 square foot comprehensive service center at 1700 Good Hope Road SE. Construction began in January 2019. A virtual grand opening and ribbon cutting took place Thursday, September 3, 2020, which featured legendary DJ Donnie Simpson and DC’s Backyard Band. BFC exceeded it’s $35,000 goal by raising $67,136 to help staff the new center once it’s safe to fully open.

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Statement of Solidarity

Bread for the City stands in solidarity with those demanding change and leading a national conversation about racial justice in America.

Modified Services Continue Through June 8

Mayor Bowser announced that the Washington, DC Stay-at-Home Order has been extended to Monday, June 8, 2020. Bread for the City will continue on the current modified operating schedule through that time.

Our NW Center is available from 8:30 am to 12 noon for scheduled medical visits (Monday – Friday) and representative payee services (Monday/Friday only). In addition, COVID-19 Testing is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 pm to 3 pm at the NW Center parking lot. (Please prepare accordingly for the outside weather.) BFC Food is available for delivery by calling 202-265-2400 or signing up online at breadforthecity.org. Bread for the City’s Legal Clinic remains available by phone at 202-386-7616 Monday – Friday.

No clothing services are presently available, but clothing will return once the Stay-at-Home Order has been lifted.

Click here for a broad list of supportive resources during the current health emergency.

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News Recap

  • On May 11th, the New York Times included a quote from BFC CEO George A. Jones in an article addressing the DMV’s response to coronavirus and potential reopening.
  • Bread for the City’s Managing Attorney Rebecca Lindhurst is quoted in this DCist piece which questions what will happen when eviction protections end for DC residents living with low income.

 

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News Recap

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SE Expansion Update

There’s so much good news on our SE building construction!

  • 96% complete on overall construction.
  • Parking aisle pavers are being installed.
  • Dental equipment has been delivered and is now being installed.
  • Marble tile has been installed on the main floor lobby walls and is being installed on the 2nd and 3rd floor lobby walls.
  • Pavers are being installed in the rooftop vestibule area.
  • A wood ceiling is being installed in the main lobby.
  • PEPCO power is in place and up and running.
  • Washington Gas service is up and running.
  • Water and sewer line connections are complete.
  • The elevator is operational.

Keep your eyes open … Virtual tours are coming soon!

Holiday Helpings

Holiday Helpings is different this year, but your support is still needed. You can help us raise $1,000,000 for 15,000 families who are impacted by this pandemic.

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