2012 Archives - Bread for the City

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Hunger and homelessness rise in U.S. cities

Across the United States, the number of hungry and homeless people is growing, and budget fights at the federal level are threatening the aid many need to survive, the U.S. Conference of Mayors said on Thursday.

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Volunteers Spend Thanksgiving Eve Making Sure Those in Need Get Holiday Meal

Dozens of Washingtonians are spending Thanksgiving eve making sure no one goes hungry during the holidays. Volunteers with "Bread for the City" are putting food on the table of families who typically go without.

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The Five-Year Itch

The five-year economic development strategy unveiled by Mayor Vince Gray last week foresees rapid growth in the District, with 100,000 new jobs and $1 billion in additional tax revenue. It also targets certain sectors with superlatives and high hopes that might not be within reach in the next half-decade.

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Dear PoPville – Help 9,000 Low Income Homes Have Great Holiday Meals

I’m not sure if you’re familiar with Holiday Helpings, but it’s our annual push to provide 9,000 low income DC residents with the ingredients they need to have a holiday meal in the sanctity of their own homes.

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Local food banks ask for help to stock shelves for holidays

With Thanksgiving just a week away, local food pantries have a greater need than ever this year. Knowing the upcoming holidays will be a challenge, these agencies are asking the public to help restock the shelves.

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For many, the city’s housing waiting list offers little more than hope

Ceola Lewis, who has been unable to work for five years, has been on a waiting list for the District’s Housing Choice Voucher Program for 37 years.

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Study Reveals The Geography of Charitable Giving

Ever wonder how charitable the people are who live in your state or community? It turns out that lower-income people tend to donate a much bigger share of their discretionary incomes than wealthier people do.

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The People’s Boutique In Washington, D.C.

Nicole Hearn, browses through racks of donated clothes. The "boutique," as the clients call it, is a room at Bread for the City — an organization that provides vulnerable D.C. residents and their families with food, medical and social services and clothing.