May 10, 2022 by Molly Crabb in Development
World Bank Group’s Community Connections Program delivers diverse funding and support to communities and local nonprofits annually. Bread for the City has been a beneficiary of this program for a number of years, and we’d like to highlight the great work of this program and the team members who help us fight poverty in the District. Read on to learn more!
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/
Two Holiday Helpings recipients discuss the importance of getting a debit card this year versus a turkey or ham. They talked about the freedom of making their own choices and how it’s a better fit for their family.
Bates White is thrilled to celebrate its 20-year partnership with Bread for the City (BFTC). To commemorate this important milestone, the firm held a virtual wine raffle that raised $60,000 for BFTC.
The ongoing pandemic continues to devastate underserved communities and the many families who rely on Bread for the City’s services. A nearly 20-year BFC client and DC native, Audrey Station, faces financial challenges exacerbated by recent supply shortages and inflation caused by the pandemic’s lingering effects. Station, who is disabled and bed-bound, is looking forward to receiving her $75 debit card, which will help her provide food and necessities for her family.
Bread for the City (BFC), a direct service non-profit in the nation’s capital, will serve 15,000 DC families through its annual Holiday Helpings program this season. An almost 30-year tradition, Holiday Helpings runs through November and December each year and, prior to the pandemic, provided families with their holiday turkey or ham and all the trimmings. In 2020 and 2021, the program pivoted to provide direct cash giving through debit cards in order to offer flexibility and choice to families struggling during the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
#GivingTuesday at Bread for the City starts now! All donations made now through the end of #GivingTuesday will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 by our generous board member Kate Toomey. Don’t miss this opportunity to double your impact this #GivingTuesday and ensure not a penny of Kate’s match goes to waste!