Bread for the City has completed construction on a new, 27,650 square foot comprehensive service center at 1700 Good Hope Road, SE, which began January 2019. Here’s a new video that captures all the special moments during the virtual grand opening.
This year, Bread for the City changed its strategy for Holiday Helpings, a 30+ year tradition for an almost 50-year-old organization. Holiday Helpings in 2020 was about standing on the pillars of equity and inclusion by providing the resources for community members to have autonomy for their holiday plans. Instead of turkeys and hams, we gave families and individuals gift cards; maybe a turkey or ham is not truly what they needed or wanted this holiday season, maybe paying a past due bill, buying groceries, buying winter gear, purchasing diapers, or filling up the car with gas is the priority.
Thank you for supporting Holiday Helpings this year and helping us provide gift cards to families and individuals who are struggling during the pandemic. More information will be provided in the coming weeks.
Alston & Bird LLP is a proud supporter of Bread for the City. Each year, their team comes together to create a fundraising drive for Holiday Helpings in addition to their community volunteer efforts, and thanks to their incredible dedication to the program and BFC’s clients, they helped make a vital resource possible for over 735 DC residents and their families this holiday season. Learn how they get in the spirit each year for Holiday Helpings, and what the program also means for them.
Board members and clients of Bread for the City highlight the difference we have made in their lives. We provide food, clothing, medical care, legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty. We are committed to treating our clients with the dignity and respect that all people deserve.
The Vaughan family has been participating in the Holiday Helpings program for many years. It gives both boys an opportunity to connect with friends and family with whom they have missed during this pandemic to talk to them about a really good cause.
Our Corporate Partners at Perkins Coie have a longstanding date with Holiday Helpings, joining us each year in support of the program by hosting a fundraising drive, rallying their communities, and volunteering to help us provide services. Take a look into their time spent with Holiday Helpings over the years!
If you missed the Holiday Helpings Virtual Halftime Show and Step Rally, you can watch it here. It featured special guests, a performance from Sweet Honey and the Rock, and surprises from celebrities. It was hosted by Kevin Blackistone from The Washington Post and ESPN’s Around the Horn, and Britt Waters, host of the Washington Wizards and Mystics.
Effective Monday, August 1st:
Bread for the City will begin distributing groceries at the front door of both centers Mon-Thurs, 9a-4p. No groceries will be distributed on Fridays, but we will still have farmer’s markets once a month at each center!