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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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…



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…



DCCK and UK-based Feedback bring popular food waste awareness event to DC

April 19th, 2016

In the United States we throw away 40 percent of our food supply each year, even though 49 million Americans don’t have enough to eat….



Be a food waste fighter

April 12th, 2016

Wasting food is more than a shame. It’s a crisis. In the United States, we throw away 40 percent of our food supply each year,…



A healthy milestone for Pi Day

March 14th, 2016

At DC Central Kitchen we’re operating innovative programs that fight poverty, hunger, and poor health 365 days a year. Though our work is constant, we’re always…


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