Holiday Helpings – Bread for the City

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A message from George Jones about Holiday Helpings

Bread for the City CEO George Jones says thank you for supporting Holiday Helpings this year and helping us provide gift cards to families and individuals who are struggling during the pandemic. More information will be provided in the coming weeks.

Turning Tradition Into Progress!

At Bread, we believe our job is to listen to the community and provide the tools necessary for people to make empowering life decisions. And our Holiday Helpings campaign is no different. While many folks won’t be celebrating a traditional holiday feast this year for a variety of reasons, we still must provide support to our neighbors during what has been an unprecedented year and fill our food pantry in both our NW and SE Center to prepare for the winter months. 

Last year we celebrated with 11,000 neighbors with turkeys, hams, and all the fixings. This year we are expanding our reach to 15,000 families and offering more options to our neighbors for ways to receive a holiday helping. 

Learn more below or contact

Donate to Holiday Helpings

Get Involved?

There are many ways to support our Holiday Helpings tradition including:

By hosting a fundraising drive you are making a commitment to BFC families to raise money to support our work. We’ll help with the heavy lifting by providing you with all of the tools that you need to be successful! Check out our 2020 Drive tool kit for tips + tricks, social media, and even emails that you can send out to family and friends.

Host a Fundraising Drive

Celebrate with our community by sponsoring a family or more this season. A $50 donation provides a family of four the option to spend this holiday season making memories.

Sponsor Families

Volunteer your time and help a family. With your help, we will feed thousands of DC residents living on low incomes during the holiday season. We hope you’ll join the effort!

Volunteer your time (Link coming soon)


Visit Bread for the City on Flickr to see images from past Holiday Helpings seasons!

Do You Need a Holiday Meal?

Due to high demand, the gift card request form is currently closed.

Debido a la gran demanda, el registro de la tarjeta de regalo está cerrado en este momento.

2018 Holiday Helpings Partners

  • Blank Rome LLP
  • Shannon & Brad Bloodworth
  • David & Tami Brown
  • James & Sherrie Croker
  • Jessica Del Vecchio & Chris Williams
  • Dominic & Susan Dematties
  • John Devaney & Debbie Reagan
  • Dave & Rose Donovan
  • Lora & Jeffrey Drezner
  • Flock DC
  • Forest City Washington
  • Harley J. Frazis
  • Donald & Rhona Friedman
  • Benjamin Gitterman
  • Goodwin Law
  • Catherine Heath & Robert Coffey
  • Jacqueline Holmes & David Edwards
  • Erik Johnson
  • Stacey, Amanda & Robin Johnson
  • Su Sie Ju
  • Kelly Cannon Events
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Amanda Major
  • Andrea Messina
  • Mintz
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Orrick
  • Pentagon Ski Club
  • Ira & Marilyn Polon
  • Nowell & Michele Rush
  • Thomas Strickland
  • Paul & Claudia Taskier
  • Emmy Torruellas
  • David & Adrienne Umansky
  • Eric & Deborah Uslaner
  • Griffin & Owen Vaughan
  • Gerard J. Waldron
  • Del Quentin Wilber
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • Emily Zia
Thank you to all of our Holiday Helpings supporters!