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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

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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Join us at Atlas Brew Works June 23rd! As a part of their Guest Bartenders series, we'll be behind the bar, collecting tips that will support our mission to fight hunger differently. RSVP and invite your friends: https://t.co/tjnArFwwnW https://t.co/UMXgNsapIB dcck photo

Thank you to all who have donated recently to support the expansion of our Culinary Job Training program at DC Central Kitchen Cafe! There's still time to contribute to our latest strategic approach to fighting systemic poverty - find out how you can help: https://t.co/1QwYNRr78y https://t.co/qGnIHsusiw dcck photo

Senator Harkin is opening today’s program welcoming Dr. Bill Dietz of @gwpublichealth, Alex Moore of @dcck, and Stephen Ritz of @greenBXmachine https://t.co/blgLUJvxL6 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

Thank you to all who have donated recently to support the expansion of our Culinary Job Training program at DC Central Kitchen Cafe! There's still time to contribute to our latest strategic approach to fighting systemic poverty - find out how you can help:

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

If you were at DC Central Kitchen Cafe's cookout event, you know how great our barbecue is! Hire DCCK to cater your #4thofJuly party! We're offering a special menu featuring entrees, sides, and salads, with 100% of the proceeds supporting DCCK. Place your...

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

Chef Tee has been an integral part of our Culinary Job Training program for years, and he's an integral part of our program expansion at DC Central Kitchen Cafe. Hear from him on what's unique about Culinary Job Training at DC Central Kitchen Cafe, and...

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