Bread for the City began as a volunteer-run free health clinic in 1974. Shortly thereafter, it began distributing food and clothing to the poor of Washington, D.C. Over the years, the organization's programs grew to include a legal clinic, social services program and, most recently, an advocacy program. In 2002, Bread for the City opened its second full-service center in Southeast D.C., and currently is undergoing an $8.25 million capital campaign to expand its Northwest Center by 11,000 square feet. The goal is to break ground for this new project in fall 2009, with a projected move-in date of fall 2010
New York, August 26, 2009, Billboard — The holiday season is coming a bit early for Bob Dylan fans, as the legendary singer-songwriter is set to release his first Christmas album entitled "Christmas in the Heart" on October 13. Dylan has teamed up with Feeding America (feedingamerica.org) for this release and will donate all present and future U.S. royalties from the sales of "Christmas in the Heart" to this organization. Feeding America provides meal assistance, serving more than four million meals during the holiday season.
August 4, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — The home-repair and construction company Home Depot is pledging $30-million to help Habitat for Humanity International build affordable housing that is environmentally friendly.
July 29, 2009, The New York Times — Struggling to meet a demand for food that spiked with the unemployment rate, some food pantries have had to turn away people seeking help. Others are packing a little less food into each shopping bag they give out. But recently the nation’s food banks received a $100 million windfall of extra food, as part of the federal stimulus law.
Washington, D.C., July 30,2009 — Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation today announced a $1 million grant award to Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership.
July 28, 2009, Government Executive — Cabinet secretaries commended federal employees for their commitment to service as they delivered food donated by agency workers to the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington on Tuesday.
July 18, 2009, The Los Angeles Times — Mark Horvath, a documenter of homelessness who was once homeless himself, was touring a tent city in Sacramento when he raised his cellphone to take a photo of one man's ingenious shopping-cart storage system.
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., July 14, 2009 — Mars Snackfood US announced today that its SNICKERS(R) Brand is teaming up with Feeding America to 'Bar Hunger' - a campaign to help the one in eight Americans struggling with hunger(1). As part of 'Bar Hunger,' SNICKERS will donate the equivalent of at least three million meals to Feeding America in 2009. The brand will also educate and inspire Americans to help through special branding and educational verbiage on its SNICKERS packaging, dedicated national advertising, its Facebook(R) Page located at www.facebook.com/snickers, as well as series of events throughout the year.