About Us

Breadcoin Foundation, Ltd. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, founded and based in Washington, DC, operational since 2016. Breadcoin’s food token is a tool that enables a community response to hunger.

Established to link people of goodwill within neighborhoods, we currently operate in Anacostia, Brightwood, Brookland, Eastern Market, Foggy Bottom, Ivy City/Trinidad, Langston, Metro Center, and Union Station as well as with roving or pre-arranged food trucks that can bring food into a food dessert. Distributed by nonprofits linked by our neighborhood teams, Breadcoins can be used like cash to procure meals at participating food vendors.

Members (monthly donors) automatically stimulate the Breadcoin economy each month. Neighborhood teams distribute the Breadcoins that members have funded. Recipients get meals at local vendors that benefit from additional customers, publicity, and eligibility for micro-loans to grow their businesses.

Expansion to additional cities is planned.

Breadcoin has been gratified to have media coverage including in The Washington Post, Street Sense, DCist, Fox5DC, and America/CGTN.com.