BFC Updates – Bread for the City

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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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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!

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News Recap

  • In February 2020, Bread for the City shared that we filed suit against the Trump Administration over new restrictions to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, and in March, the District Court issued a decision that temporarily stopped the feds from implementing its new SNAP restrictions. Though the Trump administration initially planned to appeal, it has now opted to delay implementation of the new requirements initially set to go into effect on April 1. The New York Times shares more in a recent article.
  • The Washington Post recently highlighted Bread for the City’s critical community testing for COVID-19, featuring George Jones (CEO) and Dr. Randi Abramson (Medical Director).
  • Amazon has been helping Bread for the City to further expand our delivery capacity! BFC CEO George Jones is among those who discuss Amazon’s contribution in this USA Today article.

In times of crisis, we all need to come together.

Bread for the City is comprehensively responding to COVID-19 with expanded community partnerships, continual medical care, and responsible and creative programming so that we can meet our community’s needs.

Will you help us with a gift today? Together, we can meet these extraordinary times head-on and ensure that all DC residents remain safe, fed, and supported.

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