Combating Hunger, Creating Opportunity

DC Central Kitchen is America's leader in reducing hunger with recycled food, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals, and rebuilding urban food systems through social enterprise.
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DCCK partners with DC nonprofit CentroNía

June 22nd, 2016

DC Central Kitchen is expanding our reach as the District’s only USDA-recognized permanent food hub through a partnership with educational organization CentroNía. Over the past…



Strawberries & Salad Greens Day: DCCK celebrates local, seasonal food at DC Schools

June 17th, 2016

“Umm, excuse me miss; you said you were going to teach me about how strawberries grow after I try this salad. I’ve tried it!” an…



Healthy Corners pop-up markets expand access to fresh produce in DC’s food deserts

June 15th, 2016

Last week, DC Central Kitchen held its second Healthy Corners pop-up market at the Chesapeake Big Market corner store in Ward 8. The second pop-up…



DCCK selected as food provider for 12 DC public schools

May 24th, 2016

DC Central Kitchen has been selected as one of the food service providers for DC Public Schools in the 2016-2017 academic year. A continuation of…



We fed the 5000!

May 24th, 2016

Back in April we announced that DCCK had partnered up with Feedback to host Feeding the 5000 in DC. On May 18, in an effort…



DCCK prepares more than 100 lunches for the fifth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

May 6th, 2016

For the fifth consecutive year, DC Central Kitchen was selected by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to prepare more than 100 kid-submitted recipes…


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