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A Holiday Tradition

At Bread for the City, we believe nobody should have to forego holidays, celebrations, and family traditions regardless of their ability to pay. That is why every year during the months of November and December, we rally together to raise money to provide DC community members living on low-incomes with a turkey and all the trimmings. Holiday Helpings is a longstanding and cherished Bread for the City tradition that provides 8,000 DC families with a holiday meal every year.

With your support, we raised over $485,000 to sustain our food program and to provide our neighbors living on low incomes with a turkey dinner with all the trimmings to enjoy at home with family and friends. Thank you!

Want to sponsor a family for Holiday Helpings? Contact Emmy Torruellas at etorruellas@breadforthecity.org or 202.480.8908.

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In 2017, Bread for the City raised over $485,000 through Holiday Helpings!

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

Do You Need a Holiday Meal?

To receive a monthly food supplement from Bread for the City’s pantry, clients must be living with low incomes and reside in Washington, DC. Eligible clients are residents of the District of Columbia who have incomes at 200% or less of the federal poverty line. Bread for the City requires a one-time registration and an annual re-certification. Please note that you must be certified to acquire a turkey and holiday bag. Please visit our Food Program page for more information.


2017 Holiday Helpings Sponsors

  • Esther Adetunji
  • ASAE: The Center Association Leadership
  • Ally Blaine
  • Blank Rome
  • Ashley Bucci
  • Jessica DelVecchio
  • Brie Garner
  • Goodwin Procter
  • Erik Johnson
  • Stacey, Amanda, & Robin Johnson
  • Kilpatrick Townsend LLP
  • Lerman Senter PLLC
  • Andrea Messina
  • Mintz Levin
  • Ashley Moore
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Nest DC
  • Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Results for Development
  • Paul Taskier
  • Emmy Torruellas
  • David Umansky
  • Griffin & Owen Vaughan
  • Wiley Rein
  • Wilkinson Walsk Eskovitz
  • Emily Zia
Thank you to all of our Holiday Helpings sponsors and supporters!