2020 Archives - Bread for the City

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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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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.

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Yahoo: Inovalon Announces Charitable Initiatives for 2020

Inovalon (Nasdaq: INOV), a leading provider of cloud-based platforms empowering data-driven healthcare, today announced the names of local and national charitable organizations the Company supported in 2020.

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NBC 4: DC Rolls Out COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Portal for Health Care Workers

Those who register, then qualify, will be given an appointment at one of the city's access points: Bread for the City, Community of Hope, Giant, Mary’s Center, Safeway or Unity Healthcare.

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ABC 7: How several DC nonprofits will help distribute COVID-19 vaccines starting this week

"We're going to get 400 doses that will probably get delivered here this week, and we're planning to start providing vaccinations on Monday," said George Jones, CEO of Bread for the City.