Bread for the City Food Drive
D.C. United completed its sixth day of the "10 Days of Giving" campaign with a return to Bread for the City. During the first visit, United's staff helped prepare "turkey bags" for local community residents. On Wednesday, the Black-and-Red dropped off approximately 900 items of food that were donated by front office staff. Front office staff then stayed to volunteer at Bread for the City's food and clothing programs.
"We enjoy working with Bread for the City because it is in our neighborhood," explained United for D.C.'s program coordinator Kat Cheshire. "Bread for the City is across from an elementary school that United for D.C. adopted for both the United Reads and United Soccer Club programs. Some of the families who utilize Bread for the City's resources are the kids involved in our school programs. Our connection to the school and community help to put the importance of the food drive in perspective, especially when we see the shelves are bare."
D.C. United heads back to the Salvation Army on Tuesday, December 7, to volunteer with the Angel Tree Program. Volunteers are still needed for this event. If you are interested in volunteering with D.C. United please content Kat Cheshire at KCheshire@dcunited.com.