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News Recap

Celebrating BFC’s Staff Nurses

Bread for the City celebrates Gege Gena, Kristin Ashby, and Brionne Williams … our nurses! Everyday, they care for patients, administer medicine, communicate between patients and doctors, and so much more.  Right now, they help to lead our Tuesday and Thursday afternoon COVID-19 testing at the NW Center.

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SE Expansion Update

There’s so much good news on our SE building construction!

  • 96% complete on overall construction.
  • Parking aisle pavers are being installed.
  • Dental equipment has been delivered and is now being installed.
  • Marble tile has been installed on the main floor lobby walls and is being installed on the 2nd and 3rd floor lobby walls.
  • Pavers are being installed in the rooftop vestibule area.
  • A wood ceiling is being installed in the main lobby.
  • PEPCO power is in place and up and running.
  • Washington Gas service is up and running.
  • Water and sewer line connections are complete.
  • The elevator is operational.

Keep your eyes open … Virtual tours are coming soon!

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Team Encounter: Melvin Pearson, Assistant Food Pantry Coordinator / Driver

“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 Melvin Pearson, Assistant Food Coordinator/Driver.

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COVID-19 Relief T-Shirt Fundraiser

Bread for the City has a new tee to help raise funds for our COVID-19 Relief Emergency Fund!  Click here to buy yours today!

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News Recap

  • In February 2020, Bread for the City shared that we filed suit against the Trump Administration over new restrictions to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, and in March, the District Court issued a decision that temporarily stopped the feds from implementing its new SNAP restrictions. Though the Trump administration initially planned to appeal, it has now opted to delay implementation of the new requirements initially set to go into effect on April 1. The New York Times shares more in a recent article.
  • The Washington Post recently highlighted Bread for the City’s critical community testing for COVID-19, featuring George Jones (CEO) and Dr. Randi Abramson (Medical Director).
  • Amazon has been helping Bread for the City to further expand our delivery capacity! BFC CEO George Jones is among those who discuss Amazon’s contribution in this USA Today article.
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Team Encounter: Lina Permut, Associate Director of Development

This week, Bread for the City is introducing a new ongoing blog feature. “Team Encounter” will go 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 Lina Permut, our new Associate Director of Development. Watch for a new “Team Encounter” next week!

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(UPDATE) COVID-19 Response from Bread for the City

As we continue to adjust to our temporary “new normal,” Bread for the City is making innovative changes to continue serving our community while many staff remain safe and sheltered in place. Check here for updates!

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.

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