On Thursday, August 13, the much-loved Bread for the City truck was humanely put out to pasture. During its ten years of service at BFC, this truck faithfully transported an average of 8 tons of food, clothing, and other supplies every week. It aided in serving clients over 5.4 million meals, 600,000 articles of clothing, and, this summer alone, helped gather and distribute over 10 tons of produce as part of Glean for the City.
Having amassed such impressive stats, it is not surprising that this vehicle has sustained an equally impressive amount of wear and tear. So, although it is with some sadness that we say farewell, we at Bread for the City are also thrilled to welcome our new truck. The purchase of our brand new 2009 Isuzu box truck would not have been possible without a wide community of donors. To each of them we offer a very sincere “Thank You.”
And we want to extend special recognition to those who went above and beyond to make this purchase a reality:
Poor Roberts Charities, District of Columbia Primary Care Association, WilmerHale, Rachel Levinson & Ariel Waldman, and Vaughn & Marion Simmons.
The new truck needs a name! Any ideas? Leave your name suggestion as a comment. If we choose your name, you will win a signed 5x7 photograph of Food Director Ted Pringle. Whoa. That’s big.
Meet Ted and the new truck at the ribbon cutting ceremony at our Seventh Street Center on Thursday, August 27, at 8:30am. Breakfast provided. Please RSVP by August 22nd to firstname.lastname@example.org.