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.
Last week, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia approved a settlement that will compensate tenants of Terrace Manor who endured years of severe housing code violations and ensure that they have access to the safe and habitable housing they deserve.
Bread for the City stands with the Legal Aid Society of DC in opposing the Homeless Services Reform Amendment Act of 2017. Below is an excerpt from the blog post ‘Legal Aid Urges The Council To Vote ‘No’ On Homeless Services Bill’, originally posted by the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.
Bread for the City stands not only with our clients who are being affected by the decision to end DACA, but also with all Dreamers, all organizations, and all local and national leaders who have protested this un-American decision.
Bread for the City hosted its first Job and Information Fair on Friday, June 16. Organized by Representative Payee Coordinator Shanta Hendry, the fair was designed to bring together a number of different companies and services agencies to give job seekers important resources.
At Bread for the City, in light of the fact that 99% of the clients we see in our food, clothing, medical and legal programs are African American, or people of color, we not only began to discuss the role that race plays in this fact, but we’ve sought to reverse this painful reality.
For the past several years, BFC’s staff, Board and clients have zealously taken on that complex issue of systemic racism.
This spring (March and April) at City Orchard, we have focused on spring cleaning and preparations for a fruitful summer. In addition to harvesting the greens University of the District of Columbia (UDC) generously offer us from their hydroponics greenhouses, we weeded, mulched, trellised and pruned our fruit trees and berries to prepare for the summer ahead.