> 30 YEARS AT DC CENTRAL KITCHEN

January 20, 2019 marks our 30th year in operation. This isn’t a milestone. It’s a jumping off point…

WE FIGHT HUNGER DIFFERENTLY

OUR SOCIAL VENTURES

Culinary Job Training

Preparing unemployed adults for culinary careers so they can leave hunger behind

Community Meals

Transforming wasted food into nutritious meals for homeless shelters and nonprofits

Healthy School Food

Serving award-winning farm-to-school menus to low-income schoolchildren

Healthy Corners

Delivering fresh produce and healthy snacks to corner stores in DC’s food deserts

The Campus Kitchens Project

Empowering our next generation of leaders to fight food waste and hunger on a national scale

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The path to and through DC Central Kitchen is not the same for everyone. Some people come to volunteer and end up applying to work in our overcrowded kitchen. Others are referred to our Culinary Job Training program by partner agencies helping them overcome past traumas or return to our community after a period of… Read more »

Washington, DC is our home. It’s also home to some serious challenges. The nation’s largest racial disparity in employment rates. The highest intensity of gentrification of any U.S. city. DC is one of just two jurisdictions in the nation where the number of young people who are disconnected from both work and school is on… Read more »

We’re always looking for new ways to leverage our resources and expertise for the greater good. Earlier this month, we did just that. Our Nutrition and Community Education team joined Culinary Job Training students from classes 117 and 118 for a nutrition lesson. Throughout the year, our Nutrition and Community Education team offers cooking demos… Read more »

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Cora was among a group of DCCK graduates who testified before the DC Council for continued funding for workforce development programs like ours. Her testimony helped secure millions in funding for career pathways in DC. Learn more about Cora's story: https://t.co/obwFWiuF0v https://t.co/KtTum0vRH4 dcck photo

ICYMI: DC Central Kitchen Cafe is open! #FBF to last Saturday when we celebrated our grand opening with members of the community. We're so proud to become the fourteenth nonprofit to join the network of organizations @IAMTHEARC. Come visit us! https://t.co/uTVsW8H0yB dcck photo

Do More 24 is back! Join us at Radiator @Kimpton on May 22nd from 5-8pm where 10% of all bar sales will support our fight against hunger and poverty. Can't make it? You can donate online for our 24-hour day of giving here: https://t.co/o8Q0DyEciE #fighthunger #drinkforacause https://t.co/4fJwoJyMWD dcck photo

Since our founding, we've worked to break down stereotypes and test new solutions. In FY2018, our social return on investment (SROI) was $7.05 million in value as we recovered food that would have been wasted. Learn more about our impact last year: https://t.co/2w8cXpBBRE https://t.co/I44Q1ewAn2 dcck photo
Founded in 1989 in protest of traditional charity models, the organization uses career training, job creation, and sustainable business practices to strengthen local food systems and reduce disparities in health and economic opportunity. The Kitchen’s life-changing social ventures include providing culinary job training to at-risk adults, turning wasted food into balanced meals for shelters and nonprofits, and serving healthy, scratch-cooked meals in low-income schools.
DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

Cora was among a group of DC Central Kitchen graduates who testified before the DC Council for continued funding for workforce development programs like ours. Her moving testimony helped secure millions in funding for career pathways in DC. She currently works on our Healthy School...

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

ICYMI: DC Central Kitchen Cafe is open! #FBF to last Saturday when we celebrated our grand opening with members of the community. We're so proud to become the fourteenth nonprofit to join the network of organizations at Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus...

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

Do More 24 is back! Join us at Radiator DC on May 22nd from 5-8pm where 10% of all bar sales will support our fight against hunger and poverty. Can't make it? You can donate online for our 24-hour day of giving here:

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