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For all media inquiries, please contact Communications Manager Karen Byer at (202) 386-7612 or communications@breadforthecity.org.


2015

The Daily Do Good
More Than Bread Alone
http://www.dailydogood.co/bread-for-the-city-1

East of the RiverSE Center
DC Employment Justice Center Expands Resources for East of the River Workers
https://wclawyers.org/media-page/east-river-profiles/dcejc-expands-resources-eotr-workers/

Washington Post
Bread’s CEO George A. Jones: “People have always come from outside our Zip code to access our services.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/in-a-changing-dc-marthas-table-plans-a-20-million-move-to-southeast/2015/05/04/21532078-f030-11e4-8abc-d6aa3bad79dd_story.html

Politico
Safety net clinics step up health IT standards

The (Georgetown) Hoya
Bread for the City CEO George Jones will receive the John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award for his work as an advocate for the fight against poverty.
http://www.thehoya.com/jones-honored-john-thompson-jr-award/

Nat Geo TV Blogs
Bread for the City profiled on National Geographic online
http://tvblogs.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/04/killing-with-kindness-week-3/

Curbed
Bread’s SE Center highlighted for its mural
http://dc.curbed.com/archives/2015/01/mapping-10-street-murals-in-southeast-and-southwest-dc.php

The Washington Informer
Volunteers Serve Vital Role for the Poor
http://washingtoninformer.com/news/2015/mar/04/volunteers-serve-vital-role-poor/

Eelevationdcmedia.com
Bread for the City runs UDC’s City Orchard
http://www.elevationdcmedia.com/features/udc_research_farm_030315.aspx

Cape Gazette
Pastor John F. Steinbruck, seeker of justice
http://capegazette.villagesoup.com/p/pastor-john-f-steinbruck-seeker-of-justice/1312957


2014

Washington Post- Letter to the Editor
The District’s growing hunger crisis
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-districts-growing-hunger-crisis/2014/12/25/e65d1c96-8ae8-11e4-ace9-47de1af4c3eb_story.html

The Times-Tribune
Kids these days more serious about giving back than parents
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/kids-these-days-more-serious-about-giving-back-than-parents-1.1809999

Denver Post
Young people embrace volunteering, but not other civic activities
http://www.denverpost.com/food/ci_27237415/young-people-embrace-volunteering-but-not-other-civic

Poughkeepsie Journal
Volunteering popular among under-30 crowd
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2014/12/31/volunteering-popular-among-crowd/21135631/

Washington Post
Big business gets generous: A look at what Washington businesses did for the greater good in 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/2014/12/18/2c1215e8-7f36-11e4-9f38-95a187e4c1f7_story.html

Bisnow.com
How DC Tech Gives Back
https://www.bisnow.com/washington-dc/news/tech/How-DC-Tech-Gives-Back-41540

BusinessWire
Tahzoo Gives Back to the Community: Company unveils initiatives including support for Bread for the City
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20141217005076/en/Tahzoo-Community#.VRAp4OF3480

The Hill
Obama Family volunteers at Bread for the City
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/225463-obamas-volunteer-at-food-bank

CBSNews.com
Obama and his family hand out food ahead of Thanksgiving
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-thanksgiving-is-my-favorite-holiday/

Hindustan Times
President Barack Obama and family distribute food to the poor on Thanksgiving
http://www.hindustantimes.com/audio-news-video/av-world/president-barack-obama-and-family-distribute-food-to-the-poor-on-thanksgiving/article2-1290588.aspx

Metro Weekly
The 2014 D.C. Attorney General Campaigns: Karl Racine (D)
http://www.metroweekly.com/2014/10/the-2014-d-c-attorney-general-campaigns-karl-racine-d/

Technical.ly/DC
These Code for Progress fellows are giving a leg up to subsidized housing applicants
http://technical.ly/dc/2014/10/28/code-progress-fellows-giving-leg-subsidized-housing-applicants/

Technical.ly/DC
Help Code for DC with these 14 civic hacking projects
https://technical.ly/dc/2014/09/09/help-code-dc-14-civic-hacking-projects/

Washington Post
Street Smart: What to do in Shaw
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/going-out-guide/wp/2014/09/05/street-smart-what-to-do-in-shaw/

Voice of America
As Congress Debates US Poverty, Relief Group Provides Services
http://www.voanews.com/content/as-congress-debates-us-poverty-relief-group-provides-services/1905812.html

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
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/udcs-research-farm-embraces-multiple-missions-grow-teach-and-discover/2014/06/14/ecea962e-f18c-11e3-9ebc-2ee6f81ed217_story.html

DrugPolicy.org
D.C. Police Chief Orders No Drug or Alcohol-Related Arrests for People Protected by D.C. Overdose Prevention Law
http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/2014/06/dc-police-chief-orders-no-drug-or-alcohol-related-arrests-people-protected-dc-overdose-

news.nationalgeographic.com
Study Sheds Light on Broadening U.S. Hunger Problem
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140818-hunger-feeding-america-food-banks-aid-charities-meals-ngfood/

WTOP
D.C. group gives addicts clean needles, naloxone
http://wtop.com/news/2014/03/dc-group-gives-addicts-clean-needles-naloxone/

NBC Washington
37 Maryland Deaths Linked to Heroin Tainted With Fentanyl
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/37-Maryland-Deaths-Linked-to-Heroin-Tainted-With-Fentanyl-242978531.html

USDA articleUSDA
The Domino Effect of One Purchase
http://blogs.usda.gov/2014/01/22/the-domino-effect-of-one-purchase/

 

Farm Futures
USDA to Purchase More Fruits, Veggies for Needy Families
http://farmfutures.com/story-usda-purchase-more-fruits-veggies-needy-families-0-106940

Washingtonian
Fighting Words: Madam’s Organ Slams Tryst: The Adams Morgan blues bar dubs the coffeehouse “worst neighbor 2013”
http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/bestbites/food-restaurant-news/fighting-words-madams-organ-slams-tryst.php


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
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2013/12/15/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
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/o-street-market-symbol-of-violence-becomes-a-marker-for-dcs-resurgence/2013/11/19/52012d2c-4ca9-11e3-9890-a1e0997fb0c0_story.html

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
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/blue-catfish-overabundant-and-the-key-to-a-new-nonprofit-groups-mission/2013/10/07/5cd69f7a-2a1c-11e3-b139-029811dbb57f_story.html

DCist
Homeless Shelter In Alexandria Will Hold Service Day For Furloughed Workers
http://dcist.com/2013/10/federal_government_shutdown_homeless_shelter.php

BBC
Martin Luther King’s Dream yet to become reality in US
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-23859773

concert revamp articleRevamp
America’s Music Community Breaks ‘Bread’ With Connor Christian & Southern Gothic At Benefit Concert
http://www.revamp.com/story.php?StoryID=2580

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
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/housingcomplex/2013/05/01/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.


2012

Chicago Tribune
Hunger and homelessness rise in U.S. cities
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-12-20/business/chi-hunger-and-homelessness-rise-in-us-cities-20121220_1_emergency-food-food-stamps-homeless-families

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.

ABC-7
Volunteers spend Thanksgiving Eve making sure those in need get holiday meal
http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/11/volunteers-spend-making-sure-those-in-need-get-holiday-meal-82356.html

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
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/for-many-the-citys-housing-waiting-list-offers-little-more-than-hope/2012/11/04/e092348a-19f8-11e2-aa6f-3b636fecb829_story.html

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.

NPR
Study Reveals The Geography of Charitable Giving
http://www.npr.org/2012/08/20/158947667/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
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/sabbatical-recharges-nonprofit-ceo/2012/05/18/gIQAhjlVdU_story.html

Washington Post
Eye care, a neglected problem among D.C.’s poor, is focus of new program
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/therootdc/post/eye-care-a-neglected-problem-among-dcs-poor-is-focus-of-new-program/2012/04/06/gIQAYIaZzS_blog.html

“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
http://dcentric.wamu.org/2012/02/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
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/30/dc-brau-turns-spent-grain_n_1241589.html


2011

“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.

USDA
On a Rooftop in the City, Grows Hope
http://blogs.usda.gov/2011/05/06/on-a-rooftop-in-the-city-grows-hope/

USDAusda article
Become a Champion to End Hunger. Make A Commitment and Take Action Today!
http://blogs.usda.gov/2011/04/29/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
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/09/AR2011020906233.html


2010

Waiting roomTBD.com
Bread for the City’s expanded clinic: Nicer than your doctor’s office?
http://www.tbd.com/blogs/tbd-neighborhoods/2010/12/bread-for-the-city-s-expanded-clinic-nicer-than-your-doctor-s-office-5898.html

Washington Post
2-year tenants’ strike at Marbury Plaza ends with plan for $5 million in repairs
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/17/AR2010081705606.html