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Washington Post
Allison Miles-Lee, supervising attorney for BFC, said the DHS has struggled for years to communicate fluently with its steadily increasing clientele of non-English-speaking District residents.

Elevation DC
Bread for the City’s social workers are using technology to cut down on red tape to better serve impoverished DC residents.

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Through the Noise (podcast)
CEO George A. Jones Discusses Poverty and Housing Insecurity

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Washington City Paper
Bread for the City’s Community Health Nurse Gerald Sabb speaks about Naloxone and its use and access in DC.

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The Daily Do Good
More Than Bread Alone – A feature on Bread for the City and its services

East of the River
DC Employment Justice Center Expands Resources for East of the River Workers

Washington Post
Bread’s CEO George A. Jones: “People have always come from outside our Zip code to access our services.”

Safety net clinics step up health IT standards

The (Georgetown) Hoya
Bread for the City CEO George A. Jones will receive the John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award for his work as an advocate for the fight against poverty. receives award








Nat Geo TV Blogs
Bread for the City profiled on National Geographic online

Bread’s SE Center highlighted for its mural

The Washington Informer
Volunteers Serve Vital Role for the Poor
Bread for the City runs UDC’s City Orchard

Boeing vols at Orchard






Cape Gazette
Pastor John F. Steinbruck, seeker of justice


Washington Post- Letter to the Editor
The District’s growing hunger crisis

The Times-Tribune
Kids these days more serious about giving back than parents

Denver Post
Young people embrace volunteering, but not other civic activities

Poughkeepsie Journal
Volunteering popular among under-30 crowd

Washington Post
Big business gets generous: A look at what Washington businesses did for the greater good in 2014
How DC Tech Gives Back

Tahzoo Gives Back to the Community: Company unveils initiatives including support for Bread for the City

The Hill
Obama Family volunteers at Bread for the City
Obama and his family hand out food ahead of Thanksgiving

Hindustan Times
President Barack Obama and family distribute food to the poor on Thanksgiving

Metro Weekly
The 2014 D.C. Attorney General Campaigns: Karl Racine (D)
These Code for Progress fellows are giving a leg up to subsidized housing applicants
Help Code for DC with these 14 civic hacking projects

Washington Post
Street Smart: What to do in Shaw

Voice of America
As Congress Debates US Poverty, Relief Group Provides Services

Former Legal Director Vytas V. Vergeer receives Mayoral Proclamation on August 1st

Washington Post
UDC’s research farm embraces multiple missions: grow, teach and discover
D.C. Police Chief Orders No Drug or Alcohol-Related Arrests for People Protected by D.C. Overdose Prevention Law
Study Sheds Light on Broadening U.S. Hunger Problem

D.C. group gives addicts clean needles, naloxone

NBC Washington
37 Maryland Deaths Linked to Heroin Tainted With Fentanyl

USDA articleUSDA
The Domino Effect of One Purchase


Farm Futures
USDA to Purchase More Fruits, Veggies for Needy Families

Fighting Words: Madam’s Organ Slams Tryst: The Adams Morgan blues bar dubs the coffeehouse “worst neighbor 2013”


CEO George A. Jones and Client Advisory Board member Denice Speed represented Bread for the City in a feature on NBC 4’s 12 Days of Giving special on Dec. 16.

Washington Post
Waiting for the 8th

AFP featured Bread for the City in a Nov. 27 report on the impact of cuts to food stamps and the great need for food in Washington, DC.

Washington Post
O Street Market: Symbol of violence becomes a marker for D.C.’s resurgence

PressTV on Nov. 6 reported on the impact of federal cuts to food stamps and the increased need for food pantries. Kristin Foti, Chief Development Officer, and a Bread for the City client were interviewed.

“I’m barely making it,” says Adrianne, a Bread for the City client, in an Oct. 31 CBS News report on federal cuts to food stamps.

Washington Post
Blue catfish: Overabundant, and the key to a new nonprofit group’s mission

Homeless Shelter In Alexandria Will Hold Service Day For Furloughed Workers

Martin Luther King’s Dream yet to become reality in US

concert revamp articleRevamp
America’s Music Community Breaks ‘Bread’ With Connor Christian & Southern Gothic At Benefit Concert

An NBC Washington article on June 12 shares how Bread for the City and other local organizations are working to keep people fed with healthy, nutritious foods.

“There may be still close to 100,000 people living, if not more, living in poverty here in Washington, DC,” says George Jones, Bread for the City Chief Executive Officer, in a June 10 WUSA 9 story on our medical clinic.

“Everyone deserves access to fresh produce,” says urban agriculture guy, Jeffrey Wankel, in a May 15 Street Sense article about the ways that Bread for the City’s rooftop gardens expand access to healthy food.

Washington City Paper
Fiber-Optical Illusion
“That number to me says something is wrong,” says Jessie Posilikin, our information management specialist, in the May 1st article.

The Washington Post on Apr. 4 quoted Senior Social Worker and Housing Access Program (HAP) Manager Stacey Johnson in a report on the closure of the DCHA’s public housing waiting list.

“If you cook it right, it tastes just like beef,” said one Bread for the City client who benefited from a deer meat donation this February. This Mar. 18 article in the Washington Post traces the life of that deer — from hunter to the hungry.

The Jewish Food Experience blog on Jan. 31 profiled Bread for the City’s City Orchard, a project with Casey Trees to expand fresh food access to low-income communities.

For those who don’t know that they have a true gift, they snuff themselves out,” says social services case manager Stacey Smith in a Jan. 22 video series in the Washington Post about the lives of black men in Washington, DC.


Chicago Tribune
Hunger and homelessness rise in U.S. cities

The Washington City Paper on Nov. 26 quoted Bread for the City’s information management specialist, Jessie Posilkin, in an article about Mayor Gray’s plans to bring citywide Internet access in DC.

The Prince of Petworth blog on Nov. 19 featured a letter from development associate of events, Emily Schneider, about our Holiday Helpings campaign goal to feed 9,000 hungry District residents.

BisNow reported Nov. 9 that Bread for the City has been awarded the 2012 Technology Innovation Award from 501cTech for our medical clinic’s Patient Portal. Development associate of grants, Kristen Kozlowski, and information management specialist, Jessie Posilkin, accepted the award.

Volunteers spend Thanksgiving Eve making sure those in need get holiday meal

Chief Development Officer Kristin Valentine as well as Bread for the City clients and volunteers were featured in an ABC7 story on Nov. 14 about our annual Holiday Helpings campaign to bring holiday meals to DC’s most vulnerable residents.

If you don’t fall into one of these groups and you’re poor and can’t pay your rent, the housing list is your only real source of hope,” said Housing Practice Supervisor Rebecca Lindhurst in a Washington City Paper article on Nov. 4 about the closure of the public housing wait list.

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

PBS’ Nightly Business Report on Sept. 12 interviewed social services case manager, Stacey Smith, on high poverty rates in the US.

PressTV reported Sept. 7 on Bread for the City’s efforts to meet the rising food demand in the District. Nutrition consultant, Sharon Gruber, was interviewed.

An Aug. 5 NPR blog features Bread for the City’s SE Clothing Room — known as the “boutique” among clients.

A Worldwatch Instute blog on Aug. 4 featured news about our City Orchard, which helps fill our food pantry with healthy fruits and vegetables.

Study Reveals The Geography of Charitable Giving

“We are able to provide access to fruit they’ve never had,” said Ryan Hill, associate director of development, in a May 17 article in StreetSense.

Washington Post
Sabbatical recharges nonprofit CEO

Washington Post
Eye care, a neglected problem among D.C.’s poor, is focus of new program

“It’s a huge project for a food pantry to take on, but it’s in line with our nutrition initiative to provide balanced options,” said urban agricultural specialist Jeffrey Wankel in an April 12 article in the Washington Post about our Glean for the City initiative. Kristin Valentine, director of development, was also quoted.

WAMU – DCentric
New Dental Clinic Bolsters Access for D.C.’s Low-Income Patients

Huffington Post – DC
DC Brau Brewery Turns Grain By-Product Into Bread For Homeless


“No butter, no sugar, no honey, no nothing,” says Bread for the City nutrition consultant, Sharon Gruber, in a Nov. 18 WAMU-88.9 FM story on our City Orchard.

“Give me the basic necessities,” says Bread for the City social services case manager, Stacey Smith, in an Aug. 31 Washington Post article about what motivates him to serve his community.

On a Rooftop in the City, Grows Hope

USDAusda article
Become a Champion to End Hunger. Make A Commitment and Take Action Today!

Washington Post
D.C.’s leading provider of clean needles to drug addicts to close Feb. 25


Bread for the City’s expanded clinic: Nicer than your doctor’s office?

Washington Post
2-year tenants’ strike at Marbury Plaza ends with plan for $5 million in repairs