August 27, 2009

A new MILE-stone...

Thank you! (We really can't say it enough.) Thank you to each and every donor who made our new truck a reality. A special "thank you" to Poor Roberts Charities,the District of Columbia Primary Care Association (DCPCA), WilmerHale, Rachel Levinson & Ariel Waldman, and Vaughn & Marion Simmons who gave above and beyond to bring this truck to us.

As George said in his remarks this morning, we truly have reached a significant "mile"-stone with the purchase of this new delivery truck. This truck will transport more than 1,000 articles of clothing, and over 10 tons of food each week. We estimate that in the coming years, it will deliver to our pantry enough food for more than 5 million meals for the hungry.

Thanks to the donors, volunteers, staff, and clients who came out this morning for our celebratory coffee and breakfast (catered by the always excellent Azi of Azi's Cafe!).

Pictured from left to right are: George, Larry, Ted, Damon, and Jenette representing Bread for the City; Karen Szulgit and Eric Vicks from DCPCA; and Cheryl Shigo and Richard Palmer on behalf of WilmerHale.

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