Our COVID-19 response grants are helping DC’s legal aid organizations navigate hardships incurred from COVID-19 so they can provide life-saving legal support to our DC neighbors in need. This month, we feature Bread for the City. Read on to learn about the work they are doing to support their clients through this crisis, and how our funding helps.
Bread for the City helps DC residents living on low incomes to develop their power to determine the future of their own communities. They provide food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty, and seek justice through community organizing and public advocacy.
Through all of their work, Bread for the City works to uproot racism, which is a major cause of poverty. They hold a vision of Washington, DC as a nurturing community, where all residents have access to the basic material resources they need for survival and growth, and the prosperity of their social, emotional, and spiritual lives.
Bread for the City is using our COVID-19 Response Grant funds to continue providing legal assistance for residents inappropriately denied benefits and to handle the expected influx of residents unable to return to the workforce who need help navigating the public benefits system.
To learn more about our COVID-19 Response grants, visit our website.