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Chipotle and DC Central Kitchen Partner to Raise $15,000 for Healthy School Food Program

, October 18th, 2012

Starting October 24th, all Washington, D.C. Chipotle restaurants have pledged all proceeds up to $15,000 on food purchased between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to benefit DC Central Kitchen’s Healthy School Food Program.

This program provides nearly 5,000 healthy, locally-sourced, scratch-cooked school meals to low-income DC Public School students each day.

On October 24th, we’re teaming up with Chipotle Mexican Grill to commemorate Food Day, a nationwide celebration of a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.

Chipotle and DC Central Kitchen are both committed to using local farm products and promoting responsible agriculture through their purchasing practices. Together, we are investing critical resources into our local economy while promoting environmental sustainability.

“We are very aware that we could not do our work without incredible partners that are invested in our mission. Chipotle is investing in us and, by extension, the future of our shared community,” said Michael Curtin, Jr., CEO of DC Central Kitchen.

“For nearly two decades, Chipotle has been changing the way people think about and eat fast food by bringing customers better ingredients from more sustainable sources,” said Chris Arnold, communications director at Chipotle Mexican Grill. “We are proud to support the DC Central Kitchen as their work is making a positive impact on our community and positively influencing future generations of students.”

This promotion also marks the start of a new partnership between DCCK and Chipotle to recognize outstanding DCCK volunteers. From Monday, October 22th through Friday, November 23rdthose who go above and beyond in their service to DC Central Kitchen  will receive special rewards from Chipotle. We’ve also launched a new Pinterest to post photos of our most dedicated volunteers. Follow us!

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