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We’ve expanded our Food Program!

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.

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Thank you, WilmerHale!

As we close out Holiday Helpings and kick off 2016, we can’t tell you how grateful we are for all of our corporate and community partners. We do a lot here at Bread for the City, but none of it would be possible without awesome people backing us–like our friends at WilmerHale LLP!

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Thanks for an amazing Holiday Helpings season!

With our Holiday Helpings campaign now closed, we can’t tell you how proud we are of our staff, volunteers, donors, and community partners. Together, we provided 10,021 free holiday meals–we’re talking turkeys, stuffing, cranberry sauce, AND sweet potatoes straight from City Orchard–for our clients to enjoy at home. How awesome is that?!

During Holiday Helpings 2015, 387 volunteers worked alongside staff to serve our clients with dignity and respect, and we raised more than $400,000 for our Food Program. WOW!

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Chairman’s Corner – Holiday Helpings

Welcome to “Chairman’s Corner”, where our Board Chair, Paul Taskier, will write about a variety of topics that impact Bread for the City and indeed the community and nation at large. We invite you to Read, Enjoy and Share!

What does Thanksgiving mean?

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Holiday Helpings is Almost Here!

It’s Holiday Helpings season here at Bread for the City, and there’s excitement in the air!

Beginning November 2nd, we will distribute free holiday meals–a turkey, rice, cranberry sauce, vegetables, stuffing and more!–to our clients through our NW and SE Center food pantries. Why? Because Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a turkey!

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Chairman’s Corner – Food Insecurity

Welcome to “Chairman’s Corner”, where our Board Chair, Paul Taskier, will write about a variety of topics that impact Bread for the City and indeed the community and nation at large. We invite you to Read, Enjoy and Share!

How many times have you gone hungry for more than half a day? Unless you are living in poverty, it’s not very likely.

Most people with adequate incomes have more choices for food than there are meals in the day. We are surrounded by a myriad of options–everything from restaurants to food trucks to fast food and more. Indeed, there is an obesity epidemic from overeating. But there is also unseen hunger.

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Reflections of a Volunteer Corps member

“I’m in a volunteer corps.” That statement will get you lots of things and get you lots of places. People will give you rides, offer to buy you drinks, or food, and at a party you always get sent home with the leftovers.

It also means that at your placement, you are temporary. This can mean that people are hesitant to get to know you because they know that before long your year of service will be done and you will be leaving.

Working at Bread for the City though, it means something completely different. Being placed at Bread means that for one year, you gain an amazing loving, supportive, and embracing family. Despite the fact that everyone knew when I started that I was going to be here for just a year, they welcomed me. They got to know me, they helped me, and they taught me.

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You’re Invited: Cooking Demonstration with Chef Bob Tomorrow, August 4th!

Bread for the City is pleased to welcome back Chef Bob for a cooking demonstration at our SE Center tomorrow, Tuesday, August 4th at 11:00 AM! The demonstration will be led by Chef Bob with Gate Gourmet, an organization that specializes in in-flight catering. All are welcome to attend!