DC Central Kitchen presents our latest annual report.  See how we’re delivering on our mission, contributing to sustainable progress, and making the best use of our resources



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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June marks the end of another school year and DC Central Kitchen’s eighth year as a foodservice provider for DC Public Schools. Join us in looking back and celebrating the accomplishments of our Healthy School Food program this academic year. Since August, we served over 1.4 million healthy, scratch-cooked meals at 15 schools in DC,… Read more »

At DC Central Kitchen, our diverse slate of programs means that our efforts often affect people and our community in very different ways. While the immediate impact of providing a healthy meal to resident of a homeless shelter who might otherwise go hungry that night is inarguable, other activities, like providing financial literacy education to… Read more »

Along with millions of other people – those who knew Anthony personally and those who rightfully felt like they knew him after joining him on televised journeys around the world – we were shocked and saddened to learn of his passing. We were fortunate to count him as a friend, supporter, and inspiration over the… Read more »



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Stop by @NandosUSA for lunch tomorrow to honor #NelsonMandela and proceeds from the first 67 minutes will help support our fight against hunger and poverty in #DC #MandelaDay #fighthunger https://t.co/xSVMggvdap
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Nelson Mandela gave 67 years working for social justice. What if each of us gave just 67 minutes? Join us for lunch on July 18, #MandelaDay, and we’ll donate the first 67 minutes of proceeds to DC Central Kitchen & Chicago’s Inspiration Corporation. https://t.co/WLa0pdnpeb
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Every day with the help of dedicated volunteers, we transform 3,000 pounds of otherwise wasted food into 5,000 healthy meals for our community. Learn more about the Community Meals program at https://t.co/My8SUUexW1. #MeetDCCK https://t.co/hPP7uG1WQy dcck photo
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We need your help on the farm! Join us for gleaning this Thursday at Baywater Farms in Salisbury, MD to harvest produce that would otherwise go to waste. Sign up here: https://t.co/ez51FBLlD3 https://t.co/6Uzddx2fQu dcck photo
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#SummerMeals are free for all children 18 and under, all you need to do is show up! Text “FOOD” to 877-877 to find a site near you! https://t.co/qArZTjChkx 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 Kitchen1 day ago

Every day with the help of dedicated volunteers, we transform 3,000 pounds of otherwise wasted food into 5,000 healthy meals for our community. These meals are handmade by graduates of our Culinary Job Training program, now working for us full-time at living wages. The meals...

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen2 days ago

ICYMI: It's the 15th anniversary year and #CapitalFoodFight is headed to The Anthem! Save the date for November 8th and follow along for exciting updates to come! http://bit.ly/2NNcklj

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DC Central Kitchen3 days ago

We recently partnered with Kind Traveler and The Liaison Capitol Hill for a give-back program when booking hotel rooms during your travels. Visit #KindTraveler and unlock a special hotel offer when you give $10 to #DCCentralKitchen. #TravelKindly

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