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Oh, What a Night!

We are all on cloud nine here at Bread for the City as we recover from Saturday’s absolutely AMAZING Good Hope Gala. We welcomed over 480 of our friends and neighbors to enjoy great food, bid on awesome auction items (Hamilton tickets that sold for $7,000!), dance the night away with the JoGo Project, and, of course, raise money to support our poverty relief services in the District.

And when we say raise money…we really mean it! We stepped up our game this year and, together, we raised a record $1,050,000 through our Good Hope Gala. Now that deserves a virtual round of applause!

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With our annual Good Hope Gala just days away, we can’t tell you how grateful we are for the 100+ corporations and individuals throughout DC and across the nation that have come forward as sponsors of our largest event to date.

There are a lot of great perks that come with sponsoring our gala as an individual or a corporate partner, but the best benefit of all is the fact that our sponsors are so critical in helping Bread for the City continue doing what we do best–providing food, clothing, medical care, legal and social services to more than 34,000 DC residents every year.

Please join us in thanking all of our individual sponsors and corporate partners. Want to join this amazing group of BFC supporters? Contact Amanda Nover, Corporate Partnerships Manager, at anover@breadforthecity.org.

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Ivy and Coney

We have the BEST neighbors!

Our pals on 7th Street at Ivy and Coney are hosting a crazy awesome fundraiser to benefit Bread for the City. On April 14th, Ivy and Coney invites you to put on your fancy pants and join them for all you can eat and drink from 7-11pm on IVY AND CONEY’S BRAND NEW ROOF DECK! Don’t want to dig up your prom dress? Don’t worry…a super fancy tuxedo t-shirt is included with your ticket.

And the best part is: Ivy and Coney will donate 100% of the event proceeds and 100% of all tips to Bread for the City!

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More potatoes to harvest, more people to help, more work to do. Why I serve.

Some years ago, my wife Cokie and I decided to stop giving each other Christmas presents and donate whatever we would spend on gifts to worthy local charities.

Bread for the City has always been one of our major beneficiaries, since we believed deeply in its mission of feeding the hungry, especially at holiday time. Then we attended the 40th Anniversary Gala two years ago and our commitment to the organization –and our knowledge of its wider mission—continued to deepen. Yes, we bought t-shirts (which our grandchildren wear proudly), but far more importantly, we came to understand that Bread did far more than feed people. We came to understand that the organization’s core insight made total sense, that its clients required a range of services that included medical treatment, legal advice and community advocacy—all in one accessible place.

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BFC Celebrates MLK Day Through Service!

Bread for the City volunteers showed up in strong numbers on Monday, January 18th to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through two service projects!

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Thank you, WilmerHale!

As we close out Holiday Helpings and kick off 2016, we can’t tell you how grateful we are for all of our corporate and community partners. We do a lot here at Bread for the City, but none of it would be possible without awesome people backing us–like our friends at WilmerHale LLP!

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Thanks for the new wheels!

We schlepp a lot of food. Like, a lot. Every week, our drivers retrieve thousands of pounds of healthy, wholesome, delicious groceries from all across the city, which means our trucks get more than their fair share of wear and tear.

When it became obvious late last year that one of our two trusty box trucks wasn’t going to make it past Valentine’s Day, we reached out to our community for help covering this un-budgeted expense. And we were blown away by the response. I’m pleased to introduce our fab new truck (with lift!) in all its glory. BEHOLD!

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Covington & Burling Makes Flagship Gift to Bread for the City’s SE Center Expansion

The law firm of Covington & Burling has made the first gift for an upcoming $15 million expansion of Bread for the City’s Southeast Center on Good Hope Road. This $100,000 contribution will help Bread for the City (BFC) expand its civil legal services practice for low-income individuals living East of the River, and is part of Covington’s commitment with the DC Access to Justice Commission’s “Raising the Bar” Campaign to help bridge the legal services funding gap in the District of Columbia.

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!