It’s the busiest time of the year for us and we need your help to feed 9,000 DC families over the holidays.
On November 16th, we had several special visitors stop by! Four players from D.C. United visited our NW Center food pantry to support our Holiday Helpings program. Steve Birnbaum, Kofi Opare, Nick DeLeon, and Chris Durkin packed and distributed dozens of holiday meal kits, all of which include a turkey with all the trimmings, to our clients. The guys worked hard to keep up with the infamously long line in our food pantry during this time of year, but also enjoyed one on one time with clients and staff.
Chris McCullough of the Washington Wizards visited Bread for the City’s SE Center last week, where he volunteered at its Food Pantry. After handing out food bags, he had quality time with clients and staff, taking pictures and chatting, proving that he really is such a good sport! We interviewed Chris to hear his thoughts on giving back, volunteering, and what he enjoys most about the holiday season.
There is so much excitement in the air right now. Why? Holiday Helpings kicks off today!
That’s right, it’s turkey time. The leaves are turning, winter coats have been taken out of storage, and we’ve got 10,000 families to feed this holiday season!
We need your help. Can we count on your gift of $29 to Bread for the City today?
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!
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