Food Program - Bread for the City

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We are in the process of restructuring our food delivery program. Please be patient with us as we navigate these changes and work to create the best system for the community.

Please click on this link to add yourself to our list.  Please only register yourself one time each week and be sure to include your full address and phone number.

We are still offering grocery bags for pick up at our NW location, 1525 7th St, NW. Bags are available Monday-Friday between 8:30-12 at the front door. No registration required.


Estamos en el proceso de reestructuración de nuestro programa de entrega de comida a domicilio. Le pedimos que sea paciente con nosotros mientras navegamos por estos cambios para crear un mejor sistema para la Comunidad.

Por favor presione este enlace para agregarse a la lista. Por favor regístrese una vez por semana y asegúrese de incluir su dirección completa y su número de teléfono.

Seguimos ofreciendo bolsas de alimentos para recoger en nuestro centro de NW, ubicado en el 1525 7th St, NW. Las bolsas están disponibles de lunes a viernes de 8:30 de la mañana a las 12:00 del medio día. No necesita registrarse.

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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Food Program Staff

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Melissa Frazier

Facilities Director

Melissa Frazier is responsible for supervising the operations, 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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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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