Bread for the City

Everyone experiences moments of challenge. Bread for the City offers DC residents an opportunity to fill the gaps.

Mission

The mission of Bread for the City is to help Washington, DC residents living with low income to develop their power to determine the future of their own communities. We provide food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty. We seek justice through community organizing and public advocacy. We work to uproot racism, a major cause of poverty. We are committed to treating our clients with the dignity and respect that all people deserve.

Vision

At Bread for the City, we share a vision of Washington, DC as a nurturing community, where all residents have access to the basic material resources they need for survival and growth, and the prosperity of their social, emotional, and spiritual lives.

Services
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Southeast Medical Clinic

Closed
Since 1974, Bread for the City’s medical clinic has helped to bridge the health care gap for uninsured and low-income adults and children in Washington, DC. Our clinics provide primary care, dental, vision, and behavioral health services.
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Southeast Food Pantry

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Each month, Bread for the City’s two food pantries provide nutritious groceries — including fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats — to more than 8,400 clients living near the federal poverty line.
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Clothing Room

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Bread for the City’s clothing room enjoys more than 700 visits each month. They offer attire, books, and small household goods for various seasons and occasions to clients and their families.
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Northwest Food Pantry

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Each month, Bread for the City’s two food pantries provide nutritious groceries — including fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats — to more than 8,400 clients living near the federal poverty line.
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Pre-Employment Training Program

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Bread for the City’s Pre-Employment program (PEP) works closely with unemployed and underemployed clients by providing a continuum of life management and job readiness training services that are individualized, holistic and goal specific.
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Northwest Medical Clinic

Closed
Since 1974, Bread for the City’s medical clinic has helped to bridge the health care gap for uninsured and low-income adults and children in Washington, DC. Our clinics provide primary care, dental, vision, and behavioral health services.
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COVID-19 Testing

Closed
Bread for the City is offering free access to coronavirus testing on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at their Northwest Center (while supplies last). This service is open to anyone with barriers to health access. No insurance or referral required.
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Legal Clinic

By Phone Closed
Washington, DCBread for the City’s Legal Clinic provides advice and representation in three main areas to DC residents living with low-incomes: Housing Law, Family & Immigration Law, Public Benefits Law
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Diaper Program

By Phone Closed
Washington, DCBread for the City distributes diapers each month. In addition, our baby pantry often stocks pull-ups, cereal, bottles, baby wipes, formula, hygiene packets, and other items that support new parents.
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