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Culinary Job Training

Preparing adults with high barriers to employment for culinary careers.

DC Central Kitchen Cafe & Catering

Ward 8’s newest hub for fresh food and on-the-job training.

Healthy School Food

Serving award-winning farm-to-school menus at DC schools.

Healthy Corners

Transforming corners stores into access points for healthy, affordable food.

Community Meals

Preparing nutritious meals for nonprofits, youth programs, and shelters.

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Since 1989, DCCK has worked to break the cycle of hunger and poverty in Washington, DC. In addition to serving more than 37 million meals, we have provided rigorous culinary training to help nearly 2,000 individuals launch careers. We’ve made many friends and partners in this effort to fight hunger differently in DC, and one… Read more »

At DC Central Kitchen Cafe’s November graduation, the audience watched as two generations, a father and a son, came together to celebrate new opportunities and a love of cooking. James, a DC Central Kitchen employee and graduate of our Culinary Job Training program, watched his 18-year-old son, James (Trey), take this big step, too.  … Read more »

Each year,  we  award  one outstanding DC Central Kitchen employee and graduate with our North  Star scholarship  to  help them reach new career goals.  This year, we were honored to recognize Manouchka Bolden, who enrolled at DC Central Kitchen in the fall of 2018 in search of one word – “change.”   As a mother… Read more »

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We're so proud to be a part of the Make Food Work 101 panel this week! Sign up today! https://t.co/tBtQVVPEiX
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Free on Thursday?! We still have a few spots available for Make Food Work 101 event! Join us for an exciting panel conversation this Thursday (2/27) from 1 pm to 2:30 pm w/ @dcck, @GoodFoodDC & @KPMidAtlantic! Sign up today! https://t.co/Jht7XcM8VX #foodjobsfebruary https://t.co/NYBuYbGEwc

Join us in voting for DC’s baddest night of doing good – @dcck's Capital Food Fight at The Anthem! Under the “People & Places” category, write in “Capital Food Fight” for “Best Charity Event”: https://t.co/64uEFCTTTV

Thanks for the shoutout @DCist! We can't wait for the #MardiGrasExtravanganza next Tuesday - get your tickets before it's too late! https://t.co/ZylMbc9Q1n

TODAY! Join us 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Flint Hill's Upper School campus for Empty Bowls' 10th anniversary! Live music, silent auction & soup catered by #DCCentralKitchen @dcck #fighthunger https://t.co/J7iKyaE7HQ 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.
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DC Central Kitchen

It's time to vote! Vote for DC's baddest night of doing good as Washington City Paper's Best of DC! Under the People & Places category, write in "Capital Food Fight" for "Best Charity Event!" #BestofDC https://bit.ly/37rhdsT

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DC Central Kitchen

S/O to Craig Newmark for contributing to DC Central Kitchen’s mission and programming! Thanks to funders like them, we’re able to have more celebrations and more success stories. #hungerfighters

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DC Central Kitchen

We had a blast last night bowling with some of DC's greatest athletes at Monumental Sports & Entertainment's inaugural #BallersAndBowling night! Thanks for playing with us Washington Wizards!

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