One in four of our residents in Ward One lives below the federal poverty level. We must respond to this great need in our community. We want all of our residents to have a joyful Thanksgiving.
We're excited to announce that tomorrow Bread for the City will be partnering with Councilmember Jim Graham to distribute complete holiday meals to more than 300 families here in Ward One.
Councilmember Graham tells us:
Indeed. It's wonderful to see our Holiday Helpings campaign receive so much support from public officials like Councilmember Graham and Mayor Fenty (who already joined us in our Southeast Center in honor of the Holiday Helpings kickoff, and who may also attend the event at Ledroit Park).
The event is scheduled for 3pm in Ledroit Park. Our executive director George Jones will be joining Councilmember Graham and Michael Kelley, Director of the DC Housing Authority. Stay tuned for an update.