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2020 Holiday Helpings is about more than just a meal

Last year, Bread for the City believed no family or individual should spend the holiday season without celebrating with their families and friends, due to their inability to pay. This year, we still have that same belief, but celebrating with family and friends may not be a priority to everyone.  Holiday Helpings this year is about turning tradition into progress, we’re providing the necessary tools for people to make their own decisions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people may not celebrate the holidays with a feast, but we still must provide support to our neighbors during these times.

Last year, we provided turkeys and hams to more than 11,000 community members. This year, we need to do more, because people need more. For 2020, we are expanding our reach to 15,000 families with more options to receive holiday helpings. Families and individuals will receive a $50 visa gift card, and they will have the choice to purchase a turkey or ham with the fixings or use it for something more important. Due to these unprecedented times, our community members need more options than just a holiday meal.

“COVID-19 has impacted many people in our community and right now a holiday meal might not be a priority. Bread for the City wants to meet the needs of the community and giving them more options is the best way to serve our community members,” said George Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Bread for the City.

Holiday Helpings is different this year, but your support is still needed. You can help us raise $1,000,000 for 15,000 families who are impacted by this pandemic. You have the option to host a fundraising drive, celebrate with our community by sponsoring a family, and/or volunteer your time to help our community members. For additional information visit our Holiday Helpings webpage.

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