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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Farm-to-school partnership highlight: Public House Produce

August 29th, 2016

Two years ago, Luray, VA farmer David Sours was in need of a major customer for his butternut squash crop to keep his business afloat….



Culinary Job Training team launches CJT Café to provide hands-on training for students

August 26th, 2016

Last month our Culinary Job Training team piloted the first-ever CJT Café, a fast casual, free dining experience for DC Central Kitchen volunteers run entirely…



DCCK on track to prepare 69,000 meals for youth this summer

July 28th, 2016

This summer, DC Central Kitchen is again participating in the DC Free Summer Meals Program (FSMP) and will ramp up our meal preparation and distribution efforts…



Culinary Job Training students compete in DC foodie events

July 28th, 2016

  Last month, our Culinary Job Training students were busy not only in the classroom, but also competing at foodie events across the city. On…



DC Central Kitchen again selected as DC Public Schools food service contractor!

July 12th, 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…



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…


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