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Press Release: Cash Payments Begin for Let’s GO DMV!, An Innovative 5-Year Guaranteed Income Pilot for Hospitality Workers Affected by COVID

Bread for the City is a proud partner on Let's GO DMV!, a guaranteed income pilot providing 75 hospitality workers $1,000 monthly payments over 5 years. Our Economic Security and Legal teams are playing a key role in the implementation of this economic justice initiative. Click the link below to learn more about this exciting new project.

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Report signals benefits of pilot project giving no-strings-attached cash to low-income D.C. families

The THRIVE East of the River program “demonstrated that unconditional cash is an extremely effective form of support during an emergency."

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How a guaranteed income pilot impacted the lives of low income DC residents

GGWash gives a by-the-numbers breakdown of the THRIVE East of the River program. The data is sourced from The Urban Institute's analysis of the program.

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Bread for the City’s free diapers mean happy babies for cash strapped parents

“It’s not just diapers,” Carr said. “It’s every necessity. It’s wipes. It’s shampoo. It’s everything a baby can need, from formula to cereal to toys to a high chair to car seats — all of their essential needs.”

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Fox News 4 interview Bread for the City about it’s food pantry

Fox News 4 highlights Bread for the City's food pantry and the struggles it's facing due to the pandemic.

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New Anacostia center improves access to health care, but nearby residents unaware, hesitant to change

“The need for access in [these wards] was just so robust,” CEO George Jones said of the decision to choose its location at 1700 Good Hope Road SE.

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From co-pay to no-pay: Bread for the City treats low-income patients

“If they come in here, they don’t have to worry about a bill or getting charged,” said Abramson. “If they need to come in for any reason, they know they can call or walk-in.”

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Bread for the City’s new Southeast D.C. dental clinic puts smiles on a lot of faces

“In Southeast I’m meeting a different patient,” Myles said. “I’m meeting some patients who have had routine care, but oftentimes clinics open and close in Southeast. I just spoke with a potential patient who had had no dental care for the last 30 years.”

Effective Monday, August 1st:

Bread for the City will begin distributing groceries at the front door of both centers Mon-Thurs, 9a-4p. No groceries will be distributed on Fridays, but we will still have farmer’s markets once a month at each center!