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How Social Security Gets Racist Without Really Trying – Part 2

The SSI Resource Limit and Home Ownership Exclusion

Ms. Smith, a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient, came to me with a writ of restitution. That meant that her landlord would soon show up at her door with Federal Marshalls and a moving crew to throw her and her stuff out on the street.

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Thanks for the new wheels!

We schlepp a lot of food. Like, a lot. Every week, our drivers retrieve thousands of pounds of healthy, wholesome, delicious groceries from all across the city, which means our trucks get more than their fair share of wear and tear.

When it became obvious late last year that one of our two trusty box trucks wasn’t going to make it past Valentine’s Day, we reached out to our community for help covering this un-budgeted expense. And we were blown away by the response. I’m pleased to introduce our fab new truck (with lift!) in all its glory. BEHOLD!

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Bread for the City Remembers Judy Stahl

Bread for the City lost a dear friend recently, Judy Stahl. Judy served Bread for 22 years as a weekly volunteer, donor, advocate, and fundraiser. She loved our clients, our staff, and her fellow volunteers. She was smart, compassionate, and fun.

I had the privilege of speaking at Judy’s memorial service, and I thought that, to honor Judy, I would share my thoughts with you. Here goes…

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Missed the gala? You missed a GREAT night!

WOW. Just WOW! That’s all there is to say about Saturday’s Good Hope Gala. We had a blast enjoying great food, bidding on awesome auction items, dancing the night away with the Brass Connection Band, and of course, raising money to support our poverty relief services in the District.

How much money, you ask? Together, we shattered all of our goals and raised a whopping $770,000 through our Good Hope Gala. Now that deserves a virtual round of applause!

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The wait is over!

We are pleased to reveal the lineup of super-duper, ultra-exclusive, extra-special opportunities that will be up for grabs during this Saturday’s Good Hope Gala live auction.

Drumroll please…

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Good Hope Gala here we come!

We’re counting down the days until our upcoming Good Hope Gala–just 19 days to go!

On May 16th, we’re bringing our friends and neighbors together for a night of fun and dancing at our largest fundraising event of the year. Can we count you in?

As if the pleasure of our company wasn’t enough incentive, there are loads of reasons why this event is one you can’t miss! Here are your top 5…

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Delay the TANF Time Limit Cut & Protect 6,000 Vulnerable Families

In 2011, the District announced that it would implement lifetime time limits for receipt of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

TANF is a federal benefit intended to provide income assistance, job training, and other services to low-income families with children. Before 2011, D.C. used local money to continue to provide the benefit for needy families even after they reached the 60-month limit covered by federal dollars.

After a series of gradual reductions, by October 2015 the District plans to terminate all TANF benefits for households who have received TANF for more than 60 months over the course of their lives. Without further action, more than 13,000 children in the District will fall deeper into poverty.

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Dig This!

There’s A LOT going on in our Sustainable Agriculture Department!