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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.

Northwest Food Pantry

Monday - Thursday
8:30 am to 12 Noon
1 pm to 5 pm
Closed from Noon to 1 pm daily.

Friday
8:30 am to 12 Noon

Southeast Food Pantry

Monday - Thursday
9 am to 12 Noon
1 pm to 5 pm
Closed from Noon to 1 pm daily.

Friday
9 am to 12 Noon

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Holiday Helpings: Beyond the Celebration
What does Holiday Helpings mean to our clients? At Bread for the City, it is the opportunity to reduce the burden of poverty for our neighbors and hel...
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Our New Board President, Jon Fee, on Holiday Traditions and Holiday Helpings
As 2019’s Holiday Helpings is in full swing, our new Board President weighs in on what the holidays mean to him, why he donates to Holiday Helpi...
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Holiday Helpings 2019 is Here!
It’s the last Holiday Helpings of the decade, we’ve got an ambitious goal (yes, even bigger than last year), and we need YOUR help! ...

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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Keith Lemons

Food Program Supervisor / Senior Driver (SE)

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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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Sharlene Blount

Clothing Room Supervisor

Sharlene Blount (Clothing Room Supervisor) has more than 29 years of service with Bread for the City. Her work has supported both centers, and her previous roles with the organization have included Front Desk Assistant, Clothing Room Coordinator, and Food Program Coordinator.

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William Butler

Senior Driver & Food Coordinator (NW)

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