Bread for the City


Started in 1974, Bread for the City is a front-line organization serving Washington’s poor.  The nonprofit began as two organizations.  Zacchaeus Free Clinic began in 1974 as a volunteer-run, free medical clinic, and Bread for the City was created in 1976 by a coalition of downtown churches to feed and clothe the poor.  The two entities merged in 1995.  Today, Bread for the City operates two centers in the District of Columbia and provides free direct services to uninsured and underinsured District residents.  This population includes the elderly, the disabled, families with children, and the working poor.

As one of the last true free clinics left in DC, Bread for the City strives for 100 percent access and zero percent disparities.  Bread for the City achieves this by offering same day/next day appointments, and by not charging co-payments or any other costs for our services.  In addition, given its medical home model, Bread for the City’s providers engage patients beyond their immediate medical needs in order to foster partnerships in which the patients become active participants in their own long-term health and well-being.

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Read Bread for the City’s Blog, Blog for the City, connect with Bread for the City on LinkedIn, follow Bread for the City on Twitter, like Bread for the City on Facebook, contribute to Bread for the City on Causes — Help Bread for the City Help Others and Bread for the City Truck Fund — and view the Bread for the City Channel on YouTube.


George A. Jones, Executive Director
1525 - 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 386-7020
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