Holiday Helpings – Bread for the City

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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 thousands of DC families with a holiday meal every year.

Last year, we celebrated with 9,000 neighbors, and this year, we expect to reach 11,000 families by Christmas Eve.  Will you celebrate the holidays with us?

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In 2018, Bread for the City celebrated the holidays with 9,000 families!

Want to get involved?

Celebrate with our community by sponsoring a family or more this season. Just $38 provides a complete holiday meal kit to a family of four.

Check out our 2019 Drive Kit for tips on developing your fundraising page, using social media to spread the word, and special incentives for committed fundraisers!

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!

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

Do You Need a Holiday Meal?

DC residents living with low incomes are eligible for our Holiday Helpings food supplement. Eligible clients 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 for clients. Please call 202-587-0528 for more information.  Click here for our food pantry hours.


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!