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Dear PoPville – Help 9,000 Low Income Homes Have Great Holiday Meals

by Prince Of Petworth November 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm 4 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

Dear PoPville,

I’m not sure if you’re familiar with Holiday Helpings, but it’s our annual push to provide 9,000 low income DC residents with the ingredients they need to have a holiday meal in the sanctity of their own homes. So far, we’ve distributed over 4,100 Holiday Helpings meals, and we expect to reach our goal by the end of the campaign on December 24th.

Holiday Helpings is a longstanding annual tradition at Bread for the City. From the start of November right up through the end of the year, we provide a turkey and all the trimmings to struggling families throughout Washington, DC.

This holiday season, our goal is to make the holidays happen for 9,000 residents. It costs just $29 to provide a plentiful and healthful holiday feast to a family of four.

More info here:

Holiday Helpings 2012 Brochure

  • Anonymous

    Does Bread for the City sell or share their mailing lists with others?

  • Ed

    I volunteered at Bread for the City’s Anacostia site for about five months and can attest to the good and serious work done there to help people in genuine need. Any money you donate (and I still do) will be well spent.

    • Concur. This is a good organization that really makes a difference to a lot of people living in PoPville.

  • Kristen

    Hi all,

    Bread for the City staff person here — thanks so much for the shout-out, PoPville! To answer a couple questions: if we feed 9,000 people this holiday season, it will be a very significant increase from last year, which is why we need the support of our DC community! Give us more to work with, and we’ll do more. :) Holiday Helpings raises money for the holidays and our Food Program all year round, and every donation goes straight to program costs (i.e. feeding the hungry)–no overhead included.

    And we do not, ever, sell or share our mailing list with outside organizations or individuals. All donor information is kept secure.

    Thanks for the kind words everyone!


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