Volunteering at Bread for the City – 7th ST Location in Shaw

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Five (and a half) members of the Central Shaw Neighborhood Association (Ray R, Walter, Ray M, Lesly, Katya, Dmitri) plus a friend (Pilar) volunteered yesterday afternoon at Bread For the City. We were joined by volunteers from the Immaculate Conception Church on 7th & N as well. We participated in the gleaning program, sorting and bagging fresh vegetables that were donated by local farms and farmers’ markets. The food will be distributed to customers and families in need at the 7th St location and the SE locations.  Thanks for volunteering your time everyone. We’re looking forward to organizing more efforts like this in the future.

After volunteering we toured the 22,000 square ft facility. It was beautiful!  Bread for the City offers the following services:

  • Food pantry
  • Yoga, crafts and salsa lessons upstairs, other community classes
  • Medical and dental clinic
  • Financial services
  • Housing and furniture
  • Legal services
  • A sustainable rooftop garden

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