Bread for the City Launches Annual Holiday Helpings Campaign to Raise $1.2 Million for DC Neighbors in Need with $200K Support from Amazon!
As the holiday season approaches, Bread for the City is excited to announce the launch of our 31st annual Holiday Helpings campaign! This heartwarming initiative is dedicated to bringing joy and a sense of community to the hearts and homes of 12,500 DC families. The goal this year is ambitious, aiming to raise $1.2 million to provide holiday meals. Amazon has kicked off the campaign with a generous $200,000 contribution to get things rolling.
A Cherished Tradition
For over three decades, Holiday Helpings has been a cherished tradition at Bread for the City’s food pantries. The program ensures that families living on low incomes have the essentials to celebrate the holiday season with dignity and respect. Traditionally, this means providing turkeys, holiday fixings, and fresh produce to those in need. The program’s success relies on support from individuals, foundations, and businesses across the DC region.
Amazon’s Heartwarming Contribution
This year, Amazon’s contribution is set to make the holidays brighter for almost 3,000 local families. After a challenging year marked by the ongoing pandemic, last year’s Holiday Helpings program saw unprecedented need. This year, the focus is on equity, with a groundbreaking expansion of mobile food delivery services that will bring holiday supplies directly to select residential buildings. This is in addition to on-site distribution at the organization’s two community centers, distribution of fresh groceries, and offering families a choice between turkey and chicken. Holiday Helpings is not just a meal; it’s a powerful demonstration of neighbors supporting neighbors and fostering a sense of community.
Bread for the City invites you to learn more about supporting this vital campaign and helping us reach our $1.2 million goal. You can contribute to the organization’s website, create a fundraising drive, or volunteer to amplify the message of Holiday Helpings towards an even greater impact. Let’s come together as a community and make this holiday season special for all.