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Create your Classy page for Holiday Helpings today

For over 30 years Holiday Helpings has given families and individuals the food to celebrate with their loved ones. It has always supported low-income residents in our communities who don’t have the resources to provide a holiday meal for their families.

See how our community of donors are making an impact!

This year’s infographic is a reflection of our programmatic expansions in response to the needs of our city. Bread for the City successfully provided the most support with the least amount of barriers from the onset of the pandemic. For us, that meant loosening our requirements on food distribution as it became more important to protect our clients, staff, and greater community than to meet face to face and complete paperwork to receive food. With an incredible increase in the need for our services we vowed not to allow paperwork be the mountain in the way of diapers, food, or COVID testing.

Get to know Thrive East of the River

Did you know that Bread for the City is a founding member of Thrive East of the River, an innovative cash transfer project? It’s true! We’re working together with three other nonprofits to provide 500+ households impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns with $5,500 in cash, groceries, diapers, and other dry goods; and assistance with financial counseling and job readiness.

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Corporate Partnership Spotlight: Gettacar & NBA Superstar Carmelo Anthony Donate Car to BFC

A very timely gift arrived this summer! Bread for the City was honored as the recipient of online car buying platform gettacar and Carmelo Anthony’s vehicle giveaway in support of our pandemic response efforts.

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.

Corporate Partnership Spotlight: WilmerHale & 12 Years of Partnership

For 12 years, BFC has had the honor of calling WilmerHale a partner, and a friend for even longer! In good times and bad, they have stood by our side: as a financial partner, volunteering with our teams, helping us deliver resources to the community, and raising funding for our programs — and their pandemic response effort is no different!

2020 Good Hope Gala Canceled

As stay-at-home orders continue and debates begin on the phased re-opening of DC to a “new normal,” Bread for the City has made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Good Hope Gala, which was originally rescheduled for September 25th. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our community, staff, and supporters. While we are not able to hold this annual event, know we will continue to stretch resources to absorb the increased need among DC residents.  Visit breadforthecity.org/goodhopegala for future updates.

Bread for the City is closed Monday, October 10, for Indigenous Peoples Day.

We acknowledge that we are on the occupied land of Anacostan and Piscataway people who have been impacted by centuries of the same structural oppressions that Bread for the City is working to eradicate.

Learn about indigenous DC natives