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Our cafe on Mississippi Avenue in Ward 8 offers a variety of fresh salads, sandwiches, snacks, and coffees. Stop by today!

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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Join us on Wednesday, July 17 from 6-9pm for DC Central Kitchen’s Happy Hour Hop! Four restaurants in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood will participate in a round-robin style event where guests enjoy signature cocktails and small bites at some of DC’s hottest Navy Yard restaurants all while supporting DC Central Kitchen’s mission. This year’s participating… Read more »

Everything we do at DC Central Kitchen ultimately boils down to what we call our “triple bottom line.” We take great pride in ensuring that our programs all accomplish three things: create opportunities for meaningful careers, expand healthy food access, and test innovative solutions to systemic problems. One of our social ventures, Healthy Corners, was… Read more »

For eight years, DC Central Kitchen’s innovative Healthy Corners program has served as a national model for bringing fresh produce and healthy snacks to DC’s food deserts. Over the years, we’ve served as a resource for other nonprofits and private businesses looking to improve healthy food access in their communities. We’ve released how-to manuals and… Read more »

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It’s today! Don’t miss the brand new dining tour of @CapitolRvrFront benefiting @dcck! Party starts at 6pm and a limited # of tix still available at the door! https://t.co/OWRslgfYW6

Join us for a DCCK graduation on Friday to celebrate the accomplishments of our 119th Culinary Job Training class! Ceremony is at 2pm at the Naval Heritage Center -- DM us if you're interested in attending! https://t.co/ojpoCxvMyb dcck photo

Got plans for Wednesday? Join for Happy Hour Hop benefiting DCCK and experience some of @CapitolRvrFront's best restaurants – like @DachaDC Navy Yard – who's serving up a signature dish + cocktail! Get your ticket at https://t.co/AWyOrReHoa https://t.co/OmIefPPkS3 dcck photo

5 days til' Happy Hour Hop at @CapitolRvrFront! On just one of the stops of the night, enjoy some of @AllPurposeDC's delicious oven-fired pizza. Get your ticket today, and show support for DCCK! https://t.co/AWyOrReHoa https://t.co/axNhURby35 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

Join us for a DCCK graduation on Friday to celebrate the accomplishments of our 119th Culinary Job Training class! Ceremony is at 2pm at the Naval Heritage Center -- drop us a message if you're interested in attending!

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

Got plans for Wednesday evening? Join us at summer Happy Hour Hop benefiting DCCK and experience some of the best restaurants Capitol Riverfront has to offer – like Dacha Navy Yard – who will be serving up a signature dish and cocktail! Get your ticket...

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

5 days til' Happy Hour Hop at Capitol Riverfront! On just one of the stops of the night, enjoy some of All-Purpose Pizzeria Capitol Riverfront's delicious oven-fired pizza. Get your ticket today and show support for DCCK! dccentralkitchen.org/happyhourhop

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