Morning Program

Herbert & ClientBreakfast Services

Thrive DC serves more than 2,000 clients annually through our Morning Program.

In 2019, we provided:

  • 140,000 Meals
  • 5,000+ Showers
  • 1,200 Loads of Laundry
  • 1,000+ Clients Receiving Mail

Morning Schedule

Each day, Monday through Friday, we see 150 – 200 clients for breakfast. Monday, Wednesday, & Friday we provide a hot breakfast. On Tuesday & Thursdays, we provide clients with fresh sandwiches and salads.

Farmer’s Market for Homeless and Low-Income Individuals

Special mention goes to our Fresh Food Fridays. Every Friday from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM clients are invited to participate in our farmer’s market at no cost to them!

Many of the community members in Columbia Heights come to participate in our farmer’s market. You do not have to be experiencing homelessness to take part in our programs or fresh food Friday.


We are always in need of 6 – 10 volunteers to support our Morning Program.

Volunteers will help to:

  • Prepare and serve breakfast
  • Greet clients to the program and help at our coffee station
  • Coordinate our shower, laundry, and mail schedules
  • Distribute toiletries
  • Other tasks as needed!

If you or your group are interested in volunteering with our program Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM, please check out our Volunteer Page and sign up for a Volunteer Orientation!