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10th Anniversary Feeding

On July 9, 2016 TCCOC hosted a feeding at Franklin Square in downtown Washington, DC to celebrate 10 years of operating in the region.

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We were able to provide barbecue chicken, sides, dessert, and drinks to approximately 200 hungry individuals, thanks in large part to your generosity.

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We have been blessed over the past 10 years to have the continued support of local businesses and individuals in our fight to end homelessness and hunger in the Metro DC area and look forward to many more years of partnership.

TCOCC Christmas Feeding and Fellowship

On December 13th TCCOC was excited to head downtown to Franklin Square to provide food and fellowship to people in need. We set up around 8am and by 930 we had served well over 100 individuals. The menu included chili, fried chicken, cornbread, ham and cheese sandwiches, donuts, coffee and tea, and snack bags. We would like to thank all of the volunteers who came out and helped make this event a success.

To see pictures of past events, please visit our Photobucket page.

TCCOC Joins the Combined Federal Campaign

Great news. Earlier this month the United Way confirmed TCCOC’s participation in the Combined Federal Campaign for four local areas: the National Capital Area, the Chesapeake Bay Area, Potomac, and St. Mary’s County. If you would like to contribute to TCCOC as a part of the Combined Federal Campaign, please be sure to use our donor designation code: 28999.

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Donation Will Keep Capitol Area Food Bank Produce Free: DCist

Donation Will Keep Capitol Area Food Bank Produce Free: DCist
Good news: philanthropist William E. Conway Jr. donated $1 million to the Capitol Area Food Bankyesterday, ensuring that the metro region’s main provider of food for the poor would not have to start charging its clients for produce.In June, the Bank, which supplies food to more than 700 food banks and pantries around the region, announced that it would have to begin a 10 cents per pound surcharge for fruits and vegetables due to budgetary constraints. The Post reports that Conway apparently saw the news and figured that another million dollars — on top of a five million dollar donation he gave the Bank last fall — was necessary:

“I had fresh produce last night with dinner. I had blueberries this morning with my cereal. It’s a luxury for some people,” Conway said in a phone interview. “I wanted to try to help.”[…]

“I thought, if I’m going to try to solve one problem, we ought to really be working to try to solve another problem, too,” said Conway, who ranks 182nd on the Forbes 400 list of America’s richest people, with a net worth of more than $2 billion.

Brantley said Conway’s donation will reimburse clients for any charges since the fee took effect at the beginning of this month and will buy the food bank another year to find a long-term solution, which may include new sources of funding and food.

If you feel inspired by Conway’s generosity, you can donate to the Bank here, or save them some staffing costs by volunteering your time.

Contact the author of this article or email tips@dcist.com with further questions, comments or tips.
Good news: philanthropist William E. Conway Jr. donated $1 million to the Capitol Area Food Bankyesterday, ensuring that the metro region’s main provider of food for the poor would not have to start charging its clients for produce.In June, the Bank, which supplies food to more than 700 food banks and pantries around the region, announcedthat it would have to begin a 10 cents per pound surcharge for fruits and vegetables due to budgetary constraints. The Post reports that Conway apparently saw the news and figured that another million dollars — on top of a five million dollar donation he gave the Bank last fall — was necessary:

“I had fresh produce last night with dinner. I had blueberries this morning with my cereal. It’s a luxury for some people,” Conway said in a phone interview. “I wanted to try to help.”[…]

“I thought, if I’m going to try to solve one problem, we ought to really be working to try to solve another problem, too,” said Conway, who ranks 182nd on the Forbes 400 list of America’s richest people, with a net worth of more than $2 billion.

Brantley said Conway’s donation will reimburse clients for any charges since the fee took effect at the beginning of this month and will buy the food bank another year to find a long-term solution, which may include new sources of funding and food.

If you feel inspired by Conway’s generosity, you can donate to the Bank here, or save them some staffing costs by volunteering your time.

Contact the author of this article or email tips@dcist.com with further questions, comments or tips.

D.C. Central Kitchen Seeking Donations for Second Kitchen: DCist

D.C. Central Kitchen Seeking Donations for Second Kitchen: DCist.

D.C. Central Kitchen is raising funds to expand their programming with a second kitchen, known as the Nutrition Lab, which is set to open in late August. Donations made before August 20 will be matched up to $25,000 by the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation — and the Kitchen is less than $1,000 away from their goal.

For those unfamiliar with the organization, DCCK “turns leftover food into millions of meals for thousands of at-risk individuals while offering nationally recognized culinary job training to once homeless and hungry adults.” The Nutrition Lab will give them more space for their culinary job training program, which utilizes local food to feed the homeless, and cater for schools, and low-income senior citizens.
Contact the author of this article or email tips@dcist.com with further questions, comments or tips.

Homelessness increases in D.C. area – The Washington Post

No surprise here. Please spread the word that if people need help or food they can come to the TCCOC. We have a food distribution service this Saturday at our DC location from 9 AM to noon.

The number of homeless families in the Washington region rose nearly 10 percent during the economic downturn, according to data released Wednesday as part of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ annual survey of the homeless.

via Homelessness increases in D.C. area – The Washington Post.

From homeless child to star student – The Washington Post

 

 

Awesome accomplishments by this young man!

The young life of Michael Robinson is a story of sweat, studies and struggle. He is Springbrook’s first Ron Brown scholar; the designation, named after the late Clinton administration commerce secretary, comes with a $40,000 scholarship. It’s the latest accolade for an 18-year-old who grew up fatherless on a diet of canned foods and rice, endured months in a homeless shelter, and is now a first-generation college prospect choosing among Columbia, Princeton and Yale.

 

via From homeless child to star student – The Washington Post.