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Nutrition Support

324,000 DC households experience food insecurity. Each month, Bread for the City’s two food pantries provide nutritious groceries — including fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats — to more than 8,400 clients living near the federal poverty line. Two monthly Farmers Markets offer fresh produce to the community at large, and as a Grocery Plus distribution site, Bread for the City offers an additional 30 lb box of food to a small number of seniors. Our Sustainable Agriculture division both grows food and educates the community at our two rooftop gardens and three-acre orchard.

Volunteers and donors are needed to support the food program.

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Get Food Eligible clients are DC residents with incomes near the federal poverty line. 
Donate Food Healthy food donations are accepted at both centers.
How was your visit to the food pantry?  Use our Client Comment Form to share your thoughts.

Northwest Food Pantry

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - Noon
Closed: Noon - 1 pm

Southeast Food Pantry

Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm
Friday: 9 am - Noon
Closed: Noon - 1 pm

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Holiday Helpings Drives: Creative Ways to Fundraise!
Borrow these great ideas from individuals and corporations to finish your Holiday Helpings drive in style! ...
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Help Us Cross the Holiday Helpings Finish Line!
We have one holiday left in our Holiday Helpings campaign. Will you help us reach another 2,300 families by the end of the year? ...
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Chairman’s Corner: The Value of $32
Our chairman, Paul Taskier on why Holiday Helpings is a special time of year: “While it is holy work to provide food to those who do not have it...
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Food Program Staff

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Melissa Frazier

Food, Clothing & Facilities Director

Melissa Frazier is responsible for supervising the operations, inventory, and distribution of Bread for the City's Food, Clothing, and Sustainable Agriculture divisions and the work of their associated staff. She also oversees all aspects of facilities maintenance and operations, repair, and renovation for the organization's two centers.

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Jenette Chance

Food Program Coordinator (NW)

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Jennifer Castaneda

Bilingual Food Desk Coordinator (NW)

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Keith Lemons

Driver/Gleaning Coordinator (SE)

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Sharlene Blount

Food Program Coordinator (SE)

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William Butler

Senior Driver & Food Coordinator (NW)

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