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Welcoming Ría Thompson-Washington: A Champion for Justice Joins Our Advocacy Team

With over two decades of experience in grassroots organizing and advocacy, Ría has been at the forefront of empowering Black and Latine communities. Their journey has seen them engage in a spectrum of movements, from the Labor movement to Occupy Wall Street and, more recently, providing invaluable legal support to various social justice movements.

In their new role as Associate Director, Ría will play a pivotal role in steering our organizing efforts providing supervision, guidance, and direction to our team. They will also spearhead political education initiatives within Bread for the City, fostering a deeper understanding of systemic issues and organizing opportunities among staff, leadership, and clients.

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Bread for the City Will Extend a Helping Hand to Furloughed Federal Workers During Government Shutdown

As the country braces for a federal government shutdown on Sunday, October 1st, Bread for the City’s Food Pantry will remain steadfast in its commitment to keeping our doors “open for any and all,” shares Trazy Collins, Food and Clothing Director.

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Nourishing Our Community: A Strategic Plan for Bread for the City

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Introducing Toshira Monroe: Uniting Compassion, Leadership, and Empowerment as Bread for the City’s New Chief Operating Officer

“This is what I have been asking and hoping for, doing what others don’t have the courage to do. I just thought [Bread for the City staff] weren’t afraid. Go with people leading with fierceness.”

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Meet Bread for the City’s New Chief Program Officer, Mahogany Thomas

“When you tell me no, I’ll give you five reasons why it’s a yes.”

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Summer 2022 Farmers Market Dates!

Bread for the City’s Farmers Market is open to the general public beginning at 10 am until we run out of produce. We hold the market on the second Friday of the month at our Northwest Center (1525 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001) and the fourth Friday of the month at our Southeast Center (1700 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020). Do you want to lend a helping hand at a farmers market? You can sign up here: https://breadforthecity.org/volunteer/

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BREAD FOR THE CITY’S HOLIDAY HELPINGS WILL PROVIDE MORE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Bread for the City (BFC) is excited to announce its annual Holiday Helpings program, a nearly thirty-year tradition that supports area DC families in need through the holidays. Last year, the program transitioned from its tradition of giving out turkeys and other staple holiday food items to embrace a necessary direction to better support over 16,000 DC households by providing critical monetary resources.  In alignment with last year’s progression, BFC will work this year to increase its support in communities hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The Farmers Market is BACK!

Our Farmers Market is now available to members of the general public while supplies last at 10 am. The second Friday of the month will be held at our Northwest Center and the fourth Friday of the month will be held at our Southeast Center.