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Bread for the City announces new Food and Clothing Director

Bread for the City is excited to announce Trazy Collins as our new Food and Clothing Director. She’s originally from Michigan, but most recently from New York City. Trazy has a Bachelor of Arts from Grand Valley State University in Spanish Language and Literature with a minor in Music and a Master of Global Development and Social Justice from St John’s University’s Rome campus.

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BBC News interviews Bread for the City CEO George Jones

BBC News interviews Bread for the City CEO George Jones about the impact of the pandemic in Washington, DC.

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(UPDATE) COVID-19 Response from Bread for the City

As we continue to adjust to our temporary “new normal,” Bread for the City is making innovative changes to continue serving our community while many staff remain safe and sheltered in place. Check here for updates!

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Bread for the City to Launch Food Security Pilot Program

Bread for the City will launch a two-year Food Home program to address food insecurity in the District, with support from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Center for Healthcare Strategies (CHCS).

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Bread for the City’s Free Farmers Market Highlighted in On Tap Magazine

Bread for the City’s free farmers market was featured as one of “DC’s Champions of Healthy Eating” in an On Tap Magazine article.

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Where We Stand: DHS’ New, “Offensive” Fraud Prevention Campaign

We have a few thoughts on Department of Human Service’s upcoming “SNAP Client Integrity and Fraud Prevention Campaign.” It’s offensive and misses the mark — again. Read on to find out more.

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The Shutdown Is Over (For Now); Bread for the City Is Still Here

As federal workers head back to work, we can’t forget those who have to make tough decisions every day.

City Orchard: Fall Report

BFC’s City Orchard, in Beltsville, MD, grows fruits and vegetables for our clients nearly all year long! In October and November 2017, the Sustainable Agriculture division harvested almost 5,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables. This equates to over 3,000 servings of fresh, local, nutrient-dense produce distributed to DC residents through our farm to pantry operations.

The Sustainable Agriculture team engaged almost 300 volunteers at orchard workdays, including MG2, FINRA, The Field School, and several returning client volunteers. Read on to learn more in our City Orchard Fall Report!