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WASHINGTON, DC – Bread for the City (BFC) is excited to announce its annual Holiday Helpings program, a nearly thirty-year tradition that supports area DC families in need through the holidays. Last year, the program transitioned from its tradition of giving out turkeys and other staple holiday food items to embrace a necessary direction to better support over 16,000 DC households by providing critical monetary resources.  In alignment with last year’s progression, BFC will work this year to increase its support in communities hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Holiday Helpings is an opportunity for BFC to provide critical support and address the uncertainty that many are facing during the holidays due to the ongoing public health crisis. This year’s program will be about doing more for those facing some of the toughest times they can remember. BFC aims to help over 15,000 households by giving $75 in monetary support, providing greater resources and more options to the community when it’s needed most. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting many people; turkeys and hams might not be an individual’s priority. We want to help folks out this holiday season by giving them the freedom of choice to meet their own needs,” said George Jones, CEO of Bread for the City. “Giving a $75 debit card could help them keep the lights on for another month or  purchase a coat, keeping them or their children warm through the winter months.”

BFC invites the entire DC community to partner with them to increase critical support in hard-hit communities across the District. People can get involved by donating to this vital program,  hosting a fundraising drive, and/or volunteering their time. For more information about the program and to get involved, click here


The mission of Bread for the City is to help Washington, DC residents living with low income to develop the power to determine the future of their communities. The organization provides food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty. It seeks justice through community organizing and public advocacy. It works to uproot racism, a major cause of poverty. It is committed to treating its clients with the dignity and respect that all people deserve.


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