This year, Amazon’s contribution is set to make the holidays brighter for almost 3,000 local families. After a challenging year marked by the ongoing pandemic, last year’s Holiday Helpings program saw unprecedented need. This year, the focus is on equity, with a groundbreaking expansion of mobile food delivery services that will bring holiday supplies directly to select residential buildings. This is in addition to on-site distribution at the organization’s two community centers, distribution of fresh groceries, and offering families a choice between turkey and chicken. Holiday Helpings is not just a meal; it’s a powerful demonstration of neighbors supporting neighbors and fostering a sense of community.
Mars and the Washington Nationals knocked it out of the park with their summer fundraiser supporting Bread for the City. Using America’s favorite pastime, they united the DC community for an excellent cause to support our neighbors living on low or no income, raising over $6,000!
Two Holiday Helpings recipients discuss the importance of getting a debit card this year versus a turkey or ham. They talked about the freedom of making their own choices and how it’s a better fit for their family.
Bates White is thrilled to celebrate its 20-year partnership with Bread for the City (BFTC). To commemorate this important milestone, the firm held a virtual wine raffle that raised $60,000 for BFTC.
The ongoing pandemic continues to devastate underserved communities and the many families who rely on Bread for the City’s services. A nearly 20-year BFC client and DC native, Audrey Station, faces financial challenges exacerbated by recent supply shortages and inflation caused by the pandemic’s lingering effects. Station, who is disabled and bed-bound, is looking forward to receiving her $75 debit card, which will help her provide food and necessities for her family.
Bread for the City (BFC), a direct service non-profit in the nation’s capital, will serve 15,000 DC families through its annual Holiday Helpings program this season. An almost 30-year tradition, Holiday Helpings runs through November and December each year and, prior to the pandemic, provided families with their holiday turkey or ham and all the trimmings. In 2020 and 2021, the program pivoted to provide direct cash giving through debit cards in order to offer flexibility and choice to families struggling during the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
#GivingTuesday at Bread for the City starts now! All donations made now through the end of #GivingTuesday will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 by our generous board member Kate Toomey. Don’t miss this opportunity to double your impact this #GivingTuesday and ensure not a penny of Kate’s match goes to waste!