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Expanded Food Pantry Hours

Starting July 1, 2024, here are our expanded food pantry hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friday: Free farmers markets on alternating weeks

  • Southeast Center: Every second and fourth Friday of the month at 9 AM
  • Northwest Center: Every first and third Friday of the month at 9 AM

Get fresh groceries every month!

Head to either of our centers during food pantry hours to get fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats, as well as shelf-stable items.

Choice is back! You will get to choose what goes in your groceries when picking up based on a points system.

First time picking up groceries? Here’s what to bring:

Proof of the size of your household:

  • The amount of food given will be according to household size.
    •  Proof of household size:
      • School Records 
      • TANF records 
      • Insurance information 
      • Lease information 
    •  One bag will be given if no proof is provided.

A form of identification:

    • Current DC license or Current DC identification Card
    • Current Government Issued identification card with DC Address
    • OR ID (passport, expired ID, bank card, SNAP card, etc.) PLUS 
      • Current lease 
      • Govt issued document proving current DC residency 
      • Proof of CURRENT DC residency (bill, TANF info, Insurance records, etc.) 
  •  If you are unable to come in and would like to send someone else to pick up your food, they will need to bring the following:
    • Their photo ID
    • Your current DC ID

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 nearly 11,000 clients. 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 seniors.

Get Food

We are open Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-3:00 pm – please come visit us in person! Current DC identification OR proof of DC residency (within 3 months) is required.

Conseguir comida

Estamos ofreciendo bolsas de comestibles para recoger en nuestro centro sureste, 1700 Good Hope Rd SE, y nuestro centro noroeste, 1525 7th St NW. Las bolsas están disponibles de lunes a jueves de 9:30 am a 12:00 pm y 1:30 pm a 4:00 pm en la puerta principal. No es necesario registrarse.

Northwest Food Pantry

1525 7th St NW, DC 20001

Monday - Thursday
9:00 am-3:00 pm

Friday
Free farmers markets on every first and third Friday of the month at 9 AM

Southeast Food Pantry

1700 Marion Barry Ave SE, DC 20020

Monday - Thursday
9:00 am-3:00 pm

Friday
Free farmers markets on every second, fourth, and fifth (if applicable) Friday of the month at 9 AM.

Free Farmers Markets

Pick up free, fresh, and seasonal produce at our regular markets!
Michelle Obama Southeast Center: Every second, fourth, and fifth (if applicable) Friday of the month at 9 AM*

Northwest Center: Free farmers markets on every first and third Friday of the month at 9 AM

*ends at 11:45 or until we run out of food, whichever comes first

See our calendar of upcoming markets here!

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Food Program Staff

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Trazy Collins

Food and Clothing Director

Trazy Collins became the Director of Food and Clothing Programs in December 2020. In her role, Trazy supports the vision and programming of the clothing boutique, the grocery deliveries, the rooftop gardens and the food pantries at both locations. Prior to working with Bread For the City, Trazy was working in NYC doing similar work and enjoys bringing new and creative ideas to emergency food programs.

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Keith Lemons

Food Inventory and Fleet Manager

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Willette Branch

Senior Food Program Assistant

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Iker Ayala Ramirez

Bilingual Food Program Assistant

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Allen Stewart

Inventory Assistant

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Bread for the City’s services are made possible through the support of thousands of donors like you. Without your support, we would not be able to provide the food, clothing, social, legal, advocacy, and medical services that we do to 10,000 DC residents every month. Thank you!

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