May 27, 2020 by BFC in Advocacy
We are all in this together, yet our tax policies tell a different story. By asking DC’s richest households, giant corporations, and real estate developers to pay their fair share, we will have more revenue to address budget shortfalls and provide targeted recovery support to those individuals and local businesses who have been hardest hit.
This is not a new challenge stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our tax system and compliance with corporate handouts has long been inequitable, asking too much of middle-class families while those with the greatest resources fail to pay their fair share. As a result, DC has been failing to meet the needs of poor and working-class families, especially the needs of Black and brown families who live East of the River. As the District charts its path to recovery, the budget discussions for Fiscal Year 2021 (and 2020) present an opportunity to center racial equity, and rebuild and recover in a way that creates a better, more equitable future for all of DC’s residents. And that starts with a fairer tax system. By collectively raising the voices of our organizations, our members, and the general public, we can create the necessary pressure to bring new revenue resources to bear to create a #JustRecoveryDC!
For 12 years, BFC has had the honor of calling WilmerHale a partner, and a friend for even longer! In good times and bad, they have stood by our side: as a financial partner, volunteering with our teams, helping us deliver resources to the community, and raising funding for our programs — and their pandemic response effort is no different!
May 14, 2020 by BFC in BFC Updates
Mayor Bowser announced that the Washington, DC Stay-at-Home Order has been extended to Monday, June 8, 2020. Bread for the City will continue on the current modified operating schedule through that time.
Our NW Center is available from 8:30 am to 12 noon for scheduled medical visits (Monday – Friday) and representative payee services (Monday/Friday only). In addition, COVID-19 Testing is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 pm to 3 pm at the NW Center parking lot. (Please prepare accordingly for the outside weather.) BFC Food is available for delivery by calling 202-265-2400 or signing up online at breadforthecity.org. Bread for the City’s Legal Clinic remains available by phone at 202-386-7616 Monday – Friday.
No clothing services are presently available, but clothing will return once the Stay-at-Home Order has been lifted.
May 14, 2020 by BFC in BFC Updates
“Team Encounter” goes behind the work of Bread for the City to introduce you to the staff members whose combined efforts get it all done! This week, we learn more about Fatou Toure, BFC’s new Chief Financial Officer!
Bread for the City’s #GivingTuesday was an AMAZING day! With the help of our supporters, Bread for the City raised $117,895 in just 24 hours — meeting our anonymous match of $50,000, and then some–in a big way! When we add in the $50,000 match, we raised a grand total of $167,895 in support of DC residents living on low income.
In times of crisis, we all need to come together.
Bread for the City is comprehensively responding to COVID-19 with expanded community partnerships, continual medical care, and responsible and creative programming so that we can meet our community’s needs.
Will you help us with a gift today? Together, we can meet these extraordinary times head-on and ensure that all DC residents remain safe, fed, and supported.Donate Now