November 10, 2009

Volunteer with Holiday Helpings

The holiday season is upon us, and Holiday Helpings is upon Bread for the City. This is perhaps our favorite time of year, because we know how important it can be for our client families to enjoy what would otherwise be an unattainable luxury: a celebratory holiday meal in the sanctity of their own homes.

This season, Bread for the City will give out 8,000 feasts -- a turkey with all the trimmings -- all in addition to our regular food program. And we’re well on our way to that goal: last week alone, we had 1,595 visits to our pantries, and we gave out food to feed approximately 2,626 people for three days!

It costs just $28 to bring Holiday Helpings to a family of four. You can contribute to Holiday Helpings today:

We wouldn’t have been able to do this without the help of some really great volunteers. Last week, we had folks from the DC United Soccer Team’s non-profit arm, United for DC, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Maret School, Duke Realty Corporation, Oneness Family International Peace Academy and One Brick, as well as a slew of goodhearted individual volunteers.

It’s not too late for you to get involved, too. Check out our Holiday Helpings Volunteer Calendar to see when we need your able hands, and email me ( if you are interested in helping out.

We thank all of those that have helped us in our efforts already, and we invite the rest of you to get involved!

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