Bread for the City

Since 1976, Bread for the City has served homeless, indigent and impoverished families in Washington. Bread for the City serves more than 2,500 clients each month providing an array of supportive services including food, clothing, medical and dental care, legal services and case management. The main office is located in a small building, a former warehouse, on 7th Street in the Shaw community. The facility houses the food pantry, dental and medical laboratory and offices, offices for social workers and other service providers. With its large caseload and broad program offerings, the small building of 9,608 square feet was literally bursting at the seams, and Bread was forced to incur the expense of renting nearby space for its administrative staff. In 2009, with a grant from the DC Primary Care Association and financing through the City First New Markets Tax Credit program, City First originated a loan of $6.4 million using proceeds of the equity investment by U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation. In October 2010, Bread for the City began construction of an 18,000 square foot addition on the parking lot next to the existing facility and completed substantial renovations to the existing clinic. The new facility allows Bread for the City to serve an additional 2,000 clients per year, double its food storage and distribution capacity and offer a wider array of services for the homeless individuals it serves.

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Security Notice for Windows XP Users

As you may already know, on April 8, 2014 Microsoft will stop issuing security updates to Windows XP. This means that after April 8, 2014 there will be a substantial security risk to anyone using this operating system, since security vulnerabilities will no longer be patched. If you are currently using Windows XP please take note of this. Although this will not cause an interruption to any of the service we provide our customers, continued use of a computer utilizing Windows XP could place your devices and the information on them at serious risk. We encourage you to learn more about this upcoming cessation of service by Microsoft and to become informed on what you will need to do to secure your information.

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