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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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When We Fight, We Win: DHS Changes Food Stamps Campaign

We raised our voices about an offensive food stamps campaign. DHS listened.

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Join Us At NW TONIGHT for a “Transaction Denied” Opening Reception

Join us tonight (9/12) at our NW Center from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. for the opening reception of Transaction Denied, an art installation that tells the story of thousands of people seeking help paying for food and the broken and unjust system they encounter in our nation’s capitol. The installation will run through September 31.

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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.

Judy in the garden
The garden
The garden

Rainy but beautiful

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Building on Good Hope in More Ways than One

Although DC received a healthy serving of rain last Thursday, a team of experienced and beginner gardeners showed up in Bread for the City’s SE Center rooftop garden to help get the garden in shape!

 

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!

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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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