May 24, 2018 by BFC
Guest Author: George A. Jones, Chief Executive Officer
For the last 22 years, I have had the privilege of serving as CEO at Bread for the City, a nonprofit that provides food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social assistance to DC residents living with low-income. Each year, my staff and I talk to each other, our supporters, and policy makers about how we can do this work better. While that’s an important question, I also believe we fail to ask a question more important: how do we get to a point where we don’t have to do the work at all?
Although DC received a healthy serving of rain last Thursday, a team of experienced and beginner gardeners showed up in Bread for the City’s SE Center rooftop garden to help get the garden in shape!
Yesterday was a big day for Bread for the City. A BIG ONE. Yesterday, we symbolically broke ground at 1710 Good Hope Road, SE, the future home of our new service center east of the Anacostia River. This day was a long time coming, and was full of excitement, love, and hope.
Bread for the City was there for Terri through five daughters and many of life’s ups and downs. “There were times when I got laid off from a job. I’d think, ‘Here we go again.’ But Bread was always there.”
And now, Terri is there for Bread for the City—as a staff member! After going through our community organizers training, she was hired as a community organizer. Today, she helps individuals who are struggling—very much like she was—to find their voices and advocate for their rights. Specifically, Terri is passionate about fighting for affordable housing for residents of the district and has even testified at a District of Columbia Housing Authority commissioners meeting.
Meet Terri and other Southeast Center leaders at the groundbreaking for our new Southeast Center on Thursday, May 17th at 9am. RSVP here: www.breadforthecity.org/groundbreaking.
May 14, 2018 by BFC in
What a night! Our 2018 Building on Good Hope Gala was truly one for the books. We had a blast celebrating our new Southeast Center, bidding on awesome auction packages, dancing to the Brass Connection Band, and of course, raising money to support our poverty relief services and advocacy programs.