Our Farmers Market is now available to members of the general public while supplies last at 10 am. The second Friday of the month will be held at our Northwest Center and the fourth Friday of the month will be held at our Southeast Center.
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 has completed construction on a new, 27,650 square foot comprehensive service center at 1700 Good Hope Road, SE, which began January 2019. Here’s a new video that captures all the special moments during the virtual grand opening.
This year, Bread for the City changed its strategy for Holiday Helpings, a 30+ year tradition for an almost 50-year-old organization. Holiday Helpings in 2020 was about standing on the pillars of equity and inclusion by providing the resources for community members to have autonomy for their holiday plans. Instead of turkeys and hams, we gave families and individuals gift cards; maybe a turkey or ham is not truly what they needed or wanted this holiday season, maybe paying a past due bill, buying groceries, buying winter gear, purchasing diapers, or filling up the car with gas is the priority.
Clients of Bread for the City highlight the impact we’ve had on them and in DC. Our organization treats community members with dignity and we help improve all areas of their lives.
Thank you for supporting Holiday Helpings this year and helping us provide gift cards to families and individuals who are struggling during the pandemic. More information will be provided in the coming weeks.
Alston & Bird LLP is a proud supporter of Bread for the City. Each year, their team comes together to create a fundraising drive for Holiday Helpings in addition to their community volunteer efforts, and thanks to their incredible dedication to the program and BFC’s clients, they helped make a vital resource possible for over 735 DC residents and their families this holiday season. Learn how they get in the spirit each year for Holiday Helpings, and what the program also means for them.
Board members and clients of Bread for the City highlight the difference we have made in their lives. We provide food, clothing, medical care, legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty. We are committed to treating our clients with the dignity and respect that all people deserve.