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BFC's Clothing Room

All of the clothing we distribute is donated by our community.

BFC's Clothing Room

BFC's Clothing Room is a busy, packed space - assistance from volunteers makes it all happen!

Dwaynae Jordan

Dwaynae is spending her term at Public Allies assisting our SE Center community.

Better Every Day: Dwaynae’s Bread for the City Story

Dwaynae Jordan grew up in some of the worst parts of New York City and her family struggled with housing instability. Now, she's with Bread for the City as a Public Ally, using her skill, compassion, and talent to assist those who have been through similar situations as our SE Volunteer & Clothing Room Coordinator.
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Cross-Post: Lo que necesita saber sobre TPS (Estatus de Protección Temporal)

Luego de la decisión de la Administración Trump de poner fin al Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS) para 200,000 inmigrantes salvadoreños que residen legalmente en los Estados Unidos, muchas organizaciones locales se han pronunciado en contra de este acto. Uno de ellas es Ayuda, una organización que brinda servicios legales, trabajadores sociales y asistencia para el acceso a idiomas a inmigrantes de 104 países que residen en el área de DC, Maryland y Virginia.
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Cross-Post: What you need to know about TPS (Temporary Protected Status)

After the decision of the Trump Administration to end Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants residing legally in the United States, many local organizations have spoken out against this act. One of them is Ayuda, an organization that provides legal services, social workers, and language access support to immigrants from 104 countries who reside in DC, Maryland, and Virginia area.
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Bread for the City Stands with the Salvadoran Community

Bread for the City is deeply concerned by the decision of the Trump Administration to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 200,000 Salvadorans who were granted TPS following the devastating 2001 earthquake.
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How a full-time litigating attorney becomes a Bread for the City’s Volunteer

Originally from South Africa, Lance Simon moved to the DC area in 2012 after living in Atlanta Georgia. Lance has been volunteering at Bread’s Legal Clinic for two and a half years now. He has represented survivors of domestic violence in DC Superior Court, offering civil protection orders to his clients, and even representing a client in a protracted child custody dispute. Get to know him more.

City Orchard: Fall Report

BFC’s City Orchard, in Beltsville, MD, grows fruits and vegetables for our clients nearly all year long! In October and November 2017, the Sustainable Agriculture division harvested almost 5,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables. This equates to over 3,000 servings of fresh, local, nutrient-dense produce distributed to DC residents through our farm to pantry operations.

The Sustainable Agriculture team engaged almost 300 volunteers at orchard workdays, including MG2, FINRA, The Field School, and several returning client volunteers. Read on to learn more in our City Orchard Fall Report!
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SOAR: A solution to the wait

Bread for the City’s SOAR Program assists individuals with disabilities in the Social Security application process. We provide support at the initial and reconsideration levels and the use of the SOAR model increases approvals and decreases wait times. Meet Bruce, one of the faces behind the scenes of SOAR.
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How a volunteer is fighting Domestic Violence from Bread

Originally from South Korea, Allie Yang Green moved to the DC area in 2006 after living and studying in New York, Connecticut, and Virginia. Allie started volunteering at Bread’s Legal Clinic in early 2015, and ever since, she has represented victims of domestic violence in civil protection order cases at DC Superior Court. These are her thoughts on the impact that being a volunteer has had on her.