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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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If you’re getting ready to celebrate a special occasion, you can use your festivities to benefit DC Central Kitchen’s life-changing programs. Your personal celebration can change lives. We’re here to help make it easy with ideas and resources.

And if you’re looking for a caterer for your special event, don’t forget about our full-service catering company, Fresh Start

Celebrations could include:

How it works
DC Central Kitchen will contact the honoree (the person who has the special occasion) when a gift is made if the donor provides the honoree’s contact information.

Donation information to share:

DC Central Kitchen Deposit Box
PO Box 417406
Boston, MA 02241-7406

Parties! Birthdays, Bar or Bat Mitzvahs, Anniversaries, Graduations, Retirements and More
Ask your guests to make a donation to DC Central Kitchen instead of bringing gifts to your party. Include a link to our online donation form or include our mailing address in your party invitation. If you plan to give out party favors, use one of the templates below to print a party favor tag.

Ask for donations to DC Central Kitchen in lieu of gifts, or add our donation website to the list of places you’re registered.

Give a gift to DC Central Kitchen in place of party favors, and use one of the templates below to make a tent card for each place setting.

Holiday or Birthday Gifts
Got someone who’s hard to buy for? Give the gift of opportunity. Make a gift online or by mail. You can also download and print a customizable certificate to give to the recipient.

At Work
We have a whole page dedicated to fundraising in your office! See the Give at Work page.

DC Central Kitchen logo (.eps)
DC Central Kitchen logo (.jpg)
Razoo Fundraising Page Guide (.pdf)
Gift Certificate Template (.doc) (8.5 x 11 paper)
Business Card Template (.doc) Avery’s Small Business Card template (#5302)
Tent Business Card Template (.pdf) Got Print template (Select “4×3.5 Die Score to 2×3.5” and “Color Front, No Back”)

To request other DC Central Kitchen materials for your special event, please contact us at

Help us build our personal fundraising program! What other resources would be helpful to have here to plan your celebration fundraiser? Email us at with feedback or suggestions.