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Why D.C. Is Failing at the Vaccination Game

Clearly, these D.C. facilities received more vaccine doses than they knew what to do with, perhaps because so few of them are participating. According to the Health Resources and Services Administration website, only seven D.C. community health centers, all of them very small, are participating or have been invited to participate in its COVID-19 vaccine program. (The two best-known are Bread for the City and Community of Hope.) According to the CDC website, only four corporations are signed up for the pharmacy program in D.C. Most of the participating stores aren’t pharmacies at all, but rather supermarkets that house small pharmacy sections.

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The Miles to the Grocery Store Got Longer This Year

“We just haven’t dealt with the root of this issue, which is the long history of oppression and disadvantage that’s created this extreme poverty,” added George Jones, CEO of Bread for the City.

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Local brewery makes giving back to the community a priority

The projects raised money for local non-profits and charities such as Bread for the City, Think Local First D.C., SMYAL and the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.

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RPT: FEATURE – US Food Security Crisis: Record Numbers Go Hungry Amid Pandemic

In the District of Columbia, George Jones, CEO of Bread for the City, observed the debilitating effects of COVID-19 on the lives of so many who were already suffering in the nation's capital.

"Ten thousand people are getting food from us and about 100 people come to the center although we encourage them not to - and we hand them bags," he told Sputnik. "When looking at food insecurity, the world looks so different now. Our focus is getting people access to food and figuring out how to sustain a model that's equitable. The pandemic is not quite yet over so we are looking at a safe, reliable way to serve our clients."

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Sustainable Urban Delta: Growing healthy food in cities: These organizations are tackling food insecurity, one community at a time

"If you target communities where people are disadvantaged and resources are limited, a universal benefit arises from giving them what they need. Because when other community members thrive, so will the rest of the city," said George Jones

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Blavity Op-ed: After Over 365 Days On The COVID Frontlines, I’m Holding The Victories And Sense Of Community Close To My Heart

I’ve been working in healthcare for over 15 years now. Rolling my sleeves up next to my peers, providing quality healthcare to my D.C. neighbors as a nurse has been an important investment. An investment into myself, into my family and into the very folks that I care for. And I’ve actively chosen community work because more than not, the folks I serve have represented people that look like me and want a reflection of themselves in the care they seek.

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How Black Panthers Fed Their Communities—for Free

The Free Breakfast Program serves as an enduring model for numerous initiatives that address food insecurity, such as D.C.’s Bread for the City, FrontLine Farming in Colorado, Harlem Grown in New York, and the Interfaith Food Shuttle in North Carolina.

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Much of D.C.’s Vaccine Information Is Only in English. Some Change is Coming.

“They never build something from the ground up that includes the immigrant community in D.C.,” says Allison Miles-Lee, a managing attorney with Bread for the City.