Media Advisory: Mission Muffins Trailer Reopening

Central Union Mission



Contact: Deborah Chambers
VP, Development and Partnerships

Mission Muffins Trailer Reopening


WHAT: Like many small businesses in Washington, DC., the Mission Muffins concession trailer felt the impact of COVID-19. One year after pausing business due to the pandemic, the Mission Muffins trailer will reopen. Over 50,000 jobs were lost over the last year and the financial hardship that followed left thousands of D.C. residents scrambling to make ends meet, and in need of public assistance to survive.

Participating will be our Breadcoin partners. Breadcoin is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping to feed those who are hungry and they will be on hand to provide food tokens to the men served by the Mission (and anyone else who is hungry!)

WHEN: Monday, May 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: In front of Central Union Mission men’s shelter, 65 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 at the Mission Muffins trailer.

WHO: Community members, stakeholders, Mission staff and shelter guests are all welcome. The Mission guests available for interview are living at the Mission while participating in the Restoration and Transformation Program or the Workforce Development & Education Program.

WHY: The working poor are the first ones impacted and the last ones to recover during times of economic decline and according to Mission President & CEO Joe Mettimano, “We are now pivoting from COVID response to COVID recovery because a lot of people lost their jobs.” Reopening the Mission Muffins trailer is a glimpse of hope for other small businesses to see that recovering from COVID is not impossible.


  • Mission staff and program participant interviews, outside from 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Joseph J. Mettimano, President & CEO, Central Union Mission
  • Community members, stakeholders and shelter residents eating breakfast at the Mission Muffins trailer
  • Scott Borger, founder and president of Breadcoin

Media is invited to attend. Please contact Lillian Prince @ to schedule an interview.

About Mission Miuffins:

Mission Muffins is a training program that helps equip homeless, unemployed people for the job market with baking, retail, marketing and business skills. During the training period, the Mission works with local businesses and agencies to find graduates permanent employment or entrepreneurial opportunities. Employees live and eat at the Mission at no cost and save their wages for permanent housing.

About Central Union Mission:

Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the oldest private social service agency in Washington, DC. In addition to its emergency shelter, which provides more than 60,000 bed-nights each year, the Mission operates holistic, Christ-centered transformation and workforce development programs for men, provides benefits for veterans, helps people overcome addictions, operates a food and clothing distribution center which provides food for over 4,000 people each month, runs a camp for underprivileged children, and offers a ministry to families and senior citizens. Charity Navigator has rated Central Union Mission a three-star charity, GuideStar awarded Central Union Mission a Gold Seal for our financial transparency and GreatNonProfits has given Central Union Mission a Top-Rated award.


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