Normally, Bread for the City reaches for go-go music when we want to celebrate. But for the next four weeks we’re embracing a different part of DC music history and going punk with Hamiltonian!
Kicking off on August 13th, Hamiltonian Gallery on U Street is playing host to an exciting and interactive exhibit: a series of all-ages punk shows in a structure that also grows wheat grass for “punk shots” of juice. Artist Naoko Wowsugi is a Hamiltonian Artists Fellow, and has held several successful exhibitions. For this latest work, titled Permacounterculture, she takes inspiration from the District’s punk rock scene as well as the city’s natural environment. And to make the connection between the earth and the music even sweeter, Hamiltonian is raising money from the exhibit for BFC’s City Orchard!
I’m Ashley, a summer intern here at Bread for the City.
Usually, I’m sitting behind a desk in the development department helping with some behind the scenes work pertaining to a lot of interesting communications management tasks. Part of my responsibility is to know what goes on at Bread for the City, and so I took a day to step away from my desk to join the BFC staff and volunteers at City Orchard.
Hello my People! Let’s talk Juneteenth…
An internationally recognized day of observance, Juneteenth (June 19th, abbreviated), commemorates the day that presumably the last slaves in America were freed with the reading of The Emancipation by General Gordon Granger to enslaved residents of Galveston, Texas in 1865. Some historical texts have also noted that Juneteenth was originally known as the “Day of Jubilee” or “Jubilee Day”.
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.
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!
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!
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?
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!
In times of crisis, we all need to come together.
Bread for the City is comprehensively responding to COVID-19 with expanded community partnerships, continual medical care, and responsible and creative programming so that we can meet our community’s needs.
Will you help us with a gift today? Together, we can meet these extraordinary times head-on and ensure that all DC residents remain safe, fed, and supported.Donate Now