December 7, 2009

Yvette Alexander comes for Holiday Helpings

Bread for the City welcomed DC Councilmember Yvette Alexander to our Southeast Center last week. The Ward 7 Councilmember came out in support of our Holiday Helpings efforts, passing out turkeys and visiting with clients.

Folks coming to our Southeast Center were happy to see Councilwoman Alexander and were eager to share with her their stories and experiences. She listened intently as she learned her way around our bustling food pantry during our busiest time of the year.

Although this was the first time that Yvette Alexander has visited Bread for the City, she was certainly moved by what she saw. Not everyone visiting our food pantry that day was there to pick up a Holiday Helpings meal for their own family. One man in particular, came to Bread for the City that day to pick up a turkey dinner not for himself, but for his elderly neighbor - a neighbor who would otherwise have been unable to carry his meal home. Councilwoman Alexander left promising to return again in the near future. We're looking forward to it!

To date, Bread for the City's 2009 Holiday Helpings campaign has provided more than 5,500 families with the luxury of a holiday meal—a turkey & all the trimmings. With just three weeks left in the campaign, we have 3,000 more Holiday Helpings meals to go to meet our goal of feeding 8,500 families this holiday season. It is certainly not too late to get involved. Join Holiday Helpings today!

No comments: