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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!

A Very Colorful Summer at City Orchard

The late summer brought a big harvest at City Orchard – over a thousand pounds of apples, Asian pears and watermelons! We continued to get a heavy harvest from our #VeggiesToo, with summer favorites like okra, tomatoes, sweet peppers and eggplant, the beginning of fall vegetables including kale and collard greens, and a few flower bouquets to brighten up people’s dinner tables. Read on for an update on the end of the summer at City Orchard!

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Food Reform: The Need for a More Inclusive System

Bread for the City has spent 43 years reducing the burden of poverty in Washington DC, by supporting its residents living with low income. George A. Jones has been serving as Bread’s CEO for 22 years now. In this interview he discusses the food system and the need for a change. He shares his vision of a more inclusive model and the main challenges and obstacles to getting there…

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Cross-Post: Residents Will Walk Two Miles With Groceries To Show East Of The River Food Desert

Residents in Wards 7 and 8 are walking to demand the number and quality of grocery stores similar to those west of the Anacostia

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