March 02, 2021 by BFC in Food Pantry
Bread for the City, like many community-based organizations across the country, abruptly closed our doors to fight the spread of COVID-19 on March 9, 2020, as life seemingly changed overnight. The difference between the experiences of the communities we serve versus those who were financially secure came into stark contrast almost immediately. Closing Bread for the City, which houses Washington, D.C.’s largest food pantry, could have dire consequences for those who depend on us for not only their groceries but their healthcare and other services in the midst of a global pandemic.
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.
“Team Encounter” goes behind the work of Bread for the City to introduce you to the staff members whose combined efforts get it all done! This week, we learn more about Melvin Pearson, Assistant Food Coordinator/Driver.
Davy Adise is a high school senior from Montgomery County. He’s also one of the largest in-kind donors to Bread for the City!
In December, we asked you to donate to our food program so that we could expand distribution. Well, you heeded our call, made a gift, and we expanded as promised.
We are proud to report that as of January 19th, Bread for the City’s food program now distributes a five-day supply of groceries to households experiencing hunger rather than the three-day supply that we have traditionally provided. This is an AMAZING program shift that was only possible because of the kindness of our community–that’s you!
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your compassion and for your generosity. You are helping to make DC a better place for all of us.