Welcome to “Chairman’s Corner”, where our Board Chair, Paul Taskier, will write about a variety of topics that impact Bread for the City and indeed the community and nation at large. We invite you to Read, Enjoy and Share!
What does Thanksgiving mean?
October 29, 2015 by BFC in BFC Updates
On Thursday, October 22nd, Bread for the City celebrated the contributions of our volunteers at the annual Good Hope Awards! For those who were not able to join us, we wanted to share more about the extraordinary volunteers who were honored this year.
We thank our honorees and all of our volunteers at Bread for the City for their gifts of time and talent!
It’s Holiday Helpings season here at Bread for the City, and there’s excitement in the air!
Beginning November 2nd, we will distribute free holiday meals–a turkey, rice, cranberry sauce, vegetables, stuffing and more!–to our clients through our NW and SE Center food pantries. Why? Because Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a turkey!
Hey, guess what, everyone???
Bread for the City is pleased to announce that we received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to provide quality primary care to under-served DC residents. And this grant isn’t just a new source of funding for us – it means that our clinic is officially a full Federally-Qualified Health Center! (Or FQHC –and brace yourself for more acronyms to come, as this is a blog post about the federal government).
Over the past year, Bread for the City has had the pleasure of working with a team of pro bono human resource consultants in partnership with the Taproot Foundation. The goal of this partnership was to improve our volunteer program. Since our founding, service has been a pillar of our work at Bread for the City. Volunteers assist in all of our core service areas providing both direct and indirect services to help us accomplish our mission.