Through The Noise
July 28, 2015
George Jones of Bread for the City Discusses Poverty and Housing Insecurity
Through the Noise #88
George Jones // CEO // Bread for the City
Continuing our conversation on poverty eradication efforts from episode #87*, this week we sat down with George Jones, CEO of Bread for the City. During Mr. Jones’ 20-year tenure at the helm of Bread for the City, the organization’s budget has increased fivefold, as demand for its services continues to grow. BFC employs a ground-up approach to research and outreach by empowering a number of their clients to serve on their board – enabling them to use their real life experience to help others. Though Bread for the City has a staff of 100, it also relies on the generous donations of time and money from individuals and businesses around the region.
George A. Jones has been Chief Executive Officer of Bread for the City since January 2, 1996. He is responsible for managing all administrative, financial, and programmatic aspects of the organization and its 100 full time staff. Mr. Jones has led Bread for the City’s growth from a $1.2 million operation in 1996 to a $10.6 million operation in 2014. In 2015, Georgetown University recognized Mr. Jones as a local leader working to solve some of the city’s most pressing challenges and honored him with the John Thompson, Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award.
The mission of Bread for the City is to provide vulnerable residents of Washington, DC with comprehensive services, including food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
*Don’t miss Episode #87 when we talked with Amy Kurz of Martha’s Table, an organization that partners with Bread for the City in the fight against hunger in our nation’s capital.