May 16, 2022 by BFC in Advocacy
Bread for the City calls on all leaders at every level of government to not only condemn this act of violence, but to condemn white nationalism and the troubling and dangerously hateful rhetoric that fueled this terrorist and fuels many with public platforms even now. Along with these condemnations, we push, urgently, for not only the gun reforms that study after study have shown work to mitigate violent acts but also for long-overdue investments in Black and brown communities across America.
May 10, 2022 by Molly Crabb in Development
World Bank Group’s Community Connections Program delivers diverse funding and support to communities and local nonprofits annually. Bread for the City has been a beneficiary of this program for a number of years, and we’d like to highlight the great work of this program and the team members who help us fight poverty in the District. Read on to learn more!
May 03, 2022 by BFC in Advocacy
“A woman’s value is often measured by what she does for others; but taking care of yourself–mentally, physically, and spiritually–is equally valuable. ” says, Melissa Palms, event organizer and Wellness Coordinator at Bread for the City.
Bread for the City’s Farmers Market is open to the general public beginning at 10 am until we run out of produce. We hold the market on the second Friday of the month at our Northwest Center (1525 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001) and the fourth Friday of the month at our Southeast Center (1700 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020). Do you want to lend a helping hand at a farmers market? You can sign up here: https://breadforthecity.org/volunteer/
April 11, 2022 by Molly Crabb in Advocacy
Bread for the City is a proud member of the Fair Budget Coalition, a collection of organizations advocating for budget and public policy initiatives that address systemic social, racial, and economic inequality in DC. Every budget season, our coalition puts out a budget platform with policies that center and invest in communities that have, for too long, experienced divestment and destabilization in DC. Our recommendations are based on a whole-person and whole-community approach to resource reallocation. Read the full platform here!
April 11, 2022 by Chris Sabbatini in Legal Clinic
From April 11 – April 13, the DC Bar Pro Bono Center will offer free legal advice!
In partnership with The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, Bread for the City, along with dozens of organizations and experts, submitted the following letter to the DC Council demanding that they reform rapid-rehousing in the District. To get involved in this effort, get in touch with your City Council representative and submit a letter through The Action Network.