Yesterday was our Holiday Helpings kickoff! We provided nearly 200 families with complete holiday meals -- a turkey and all the trimmings. And those were just the early birds. We expect more than 8,000 more families will turn to us in the coming months.
See video of a visit from Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton here. And check out this great photo gallery of the morning, shot by Friend of Bread Steve Goldenberg:
With all this talk about Holiday Helpings, you may be asking, "how can I help?" Well, first and foremost, you can give generously! (Just $29 provides Holiday Helpings to a family of four.)
Anyone can help with this effort. Specifically, Bread for the City will need 3-5 volunteers every afternoon from 1:00pm-3:00pm, Monday through Thursday through December 23, in both of our pantries, located at 1525 7th Street NW and 1640 Good Hope Road SE. (Please keep in mind that we are open only during business hours, and operate on the Federal Holiday calendar, so we do not have any volunteer opportunities during the evening, weekends, or holidays, including Thanksgiving and Christmas.)
Thank you for your support!