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WUSA 9: ‘People with resources should not be favored in this process’ | Vaccine distribution ignites equity concerns

“We have to figure out how to get people, and to some degree, even the right people, access to the doses we do have,” George Jones said.

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Washington Post: Frustration mounts over vaccine accessibility in D.C.; Maryland detects U.K. coronavirus variant

Bread for the City, nonprofit on Seventh and P Streets NW that serves low-income residents, has been offering the vaccine to health-care workers and now to seniors. Most have signed up for the organization’s 50 slots per day through the city’s portal.

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Amazon creates $2 billion affordable housing fund that includes Northern Virginia

Since announcing its HQ2 location, Amazon also has donated more than $19 million to community organizations across the Washington, D.C., area. Most recently, Amazon gave $3 million across four legal service agencies to support families and individuals facing eviction issues due to challenges stemming from the ongoing pandemic: Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Virginia Poverty Law Center, Bread for the City’s Legal Clinic, and the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.

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121 Food Organizations to Watch in 2021

Bread for the City is number #16 as a top organization to watch in 2021 by Food Tank. "To welcome 2021, these are the 121 food organizations to watch in the new year. They all deserve greater attention and your support wherever possible."

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Washington Post: Nine months into the pandemic, a $1,200 relief check only goes so far

For the first time in her life, Spencer has found herself waiting in line this year at Bread for the City, another local nonprofit organization, to stock up on canned foods.

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DC Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Portal for Health Workers

Those whose appointments are confirmed will be able to get vaccinated at a vaccine access point such as Bread for the City, Community of Hope, Giant, Mary’s Center, Safeway, and Unity Healthcare.

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Washington Post: Tired of waiting on the government, hungry Americans turn to each other for help

The operation is run out of a Bread for the City location in Southeast Washington, which allowed the network to use space for storage, and is funded by community donations.

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Washington Post: Low-income District families receive cash payments

“We’ve been really pleased with the results,” said Scott Kratz, director of 11th Street Bridge Park, which has coordinated with Martha’s Table, Bread for the City and the Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative to raise $3.6 million so far.