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Mission Statement

The mission of Bread for the City is to help Washington, DC residents living with low income to develop the 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.


Bread for the City offers food and clothing, social services, legal counsel, and medical care at no cost to eligible clients. Anyone living in the District of Columbia who meets income guidelines and other program requirements (such as lack of health insurance) may be eligible for help at Bread for the City.



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Would you recommend Bread for the City?

by Diamonique B. (February 28, 2017)
i personally feel like this would be a great opportunity to help out and tell others about so they also could help
by Sonya S. (Administrator for this Organization) (June 15, 2016)
This comment is a response to the review posted by Nathan D. on June 14, 2016. Nathan D. first contacted Bread for the City for consideration as an IT volunteer on June 13, 2016. Unfortunately, though he is clearly very talented, his presented qualifications did not include Salesforce experience, which we have a particular need for at this time for a complicated database integration project. We shared this information with Nathan D. on June 13, and on June 14, he shared some dismay about our position. Today is June 15, our very first opportunity to respond to Nathan D.'s dismay, our very first opportunity to see his negative review, and to discuss with him whether we might have other opportunities. Please know Bread for the City greatly values ALL who share an interest in serving with our organization, and we regret that Nathan D. did not give us an opportunity to communicate with him further before posting his review. Sonya D. Springfield, Volunteer & In-Kind Manager
by Nathan D. (June 14, 2016)
I reached out to this company to volunteer and was told the project would not be "a good fit" for me. They are looking for someone with Salesforce experience, a website that issues customers credible certifications. They were not even considering me for an interview, and I have over 3 years of documented IT experience. They wouldn't even speak with me after I explained to them why they should let me assist. You shouldn't have to try to sell yourself to volunteer at a firm.