March 02, 2015 by BFC in In the Community Our Staff
A month ago I had a powerful experience. I spent two days with 45 mostly-young people in a training workshop on “Undoing Racism”. Almost 30 of the 45 were Bread employees or Board members – black, white, mixed, and Asian-American – and were there as part of Bread’s commitment to racial equity.
February 27, 2015 by BFC in In the Community
Guest Post by Patrick Sullivan, Director of Field Operations at Nest DC
Believe it or not, I’m the only Nester that was hired with any property management experience. The field is full of folks overwhelmed by the daily drama and, to be honest, the (mostly) unrewarding nature of the work. It’s hard to be stellar under those circumstances. But hey, I was told I didn’t have a choice. I was the kid who slipped through the cracks. Poverty, foster care and an educational system that didn’t know what to do with me. I was pretty sure any job was almost out of reach. Never mind a good job. But a blend of hard work, perseverance and luck led me to a happy marriage and a career(!). I genuinely love working at Nest. With all that, I am even more sensitive to those who have less. That’s why when I get to work, it’s like coming home.
January 22, 2015 by BFC in In the Community Volunteering
Bread for the City hosted 60 volunteers on Monday’s Day of Service in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We welcomed volunteers from Blank Rome, Skadden Arps and Wiley Rein, as well as other community members at our centers in NW and SE, DC.
Living up to the purpose of the day, the volunteers worked hard to sort and process three pallets of fresh produce, including onions, potatoes, and carrots, into family-sized servings that Bread will distribute to clients through our two food pantries this week.
January 20, 2015 by BFC in Healthcare In the Community Social Services
Here at Bread for the City we describe ourselves as providing holistic care. This means comprehensive wrap-around services that help individuals achieve and maintain stability across many areas of their lives.
Having difficulty figuring out how to apply for food stamps? Stop by Social Services – we’ll go over the application with you and make sure your family gets groceries from our food pantry & garden. Need legal help to apply for child support? Legal intakes are every Monday afternoon. Want a medical home where you can care for your physical and mental health? Become a patient with our medical clinic and go to a free yoga class while you’re here!
January 13, 2015 by BFC in In the Community
The folks in the Participatory Action Research Project thought it would be a great idea to survey our clients to find out what changes they wanted to see at Bread for the City’s SE and NW centers.
Out of that came a Fall Festival, which was designed to showcase the programs that were started as a result of the client surveys. Computer classes, crochet classes, a wellness space, the expansion of the SE center, and several other areas were showcased during the festival.
January 08, 2015 by BFC in Advocacy In the Community Our Staff
A couple of weeks ago, a number of the Bread for the City staffers met up at Freedom Plaza to participate in the rally to end police brutality against black men. After some thought, I gave the staff permission to join the rally under the Bread for the City banner, rather than insisting that they participate as mere private citizens.
I had initially hesitated to give my permission for them to walk as Bread employees, not because I didn’t like the cause or because I was worried about alienating some donors, which it very well might. No, I hesitated because I fear that the idea of marching regarding police brutality is too narrow of a message. Even one life of an unarmed citizen lost at the hands of the very people paid to protect us is tragic, but of course we know these tragedies have been both numerous and irreversible.
The Food Department will be closed beginning, Mon March 20th until our Grand Reopening on Tues, April 18th. Our program is being restructured in order to serve you better. Additional food resources are available at our reception desk and on our website. Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to serving you in our new spaces in April!
El Departamento de Alimentación permanecerá cerrado desde el lunes 20 de marzo hasta nuestra gran reapertura el martes 18 de abril. Nuestro programa se está reestructurando para poder servirle mejor. En la recepción y en nuestro sitio web encontrará recursos adicionales sobre alimentación. Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión, estamos deseosos de servirles en nuestros nuevos espacios en abril.
የምግብ ክፍሉ ከሰኞ መጋቢት 20 ጀምሮ ዝግ ሆኖ፣ ማክሰኞ ሚያዝያ 18 በደማቅ ሁኔታ በድጋሚ ይከፈታል። እርስዎን በተሻለ ሁኔታ ለማገልገል ያስችለን ዘንድ ፕሮግራሞቻችን እንደ አዲስ እየተዋቀሩ ነው። ተጨማሪ የምግብ ግብዓቶች በእንግዳ መቀበያ ዴስኮቻችን እና በድረ ገጻችን ላይ ይገኛሉ። ስለ ትዕግስትዎ እና ስለ ግንዛቤዎ ምስጋና እናአቀርባለን እንድሁም በሚያዝያ ውስጥ በአዲሶቹ ክፍሎቻችን ውስጥ እርስዎን ለማገልገል በጉጉት እንጠባበቃለን!
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