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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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Michael has always loved to cook. His favorite dishes to prepare? Country-fried potatoes and fried apples. “Typically, I only make them on the weekends, for my family. I only do it every once in a while.” Michael gets to do what he loves every day in his role as Production Cook at DC Central Kitchen… Read more »

DC Central Kitchen’s Career Pathways Specialist Tiffani Powell knows a great opportunity when she sees one. After all, it’s her job to work with our culinary graduates in the months and years after they complete our program to map out their career goals, improve their credit and financial security, work towards raises and promotions, and… 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 »

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S/O to our longtime supporters @Chase! The addition of a new van to our fleet of food delivery vehicles last winter allowed us to expand our summer meal deliveries to 39 partner agencies this summer. We couldn’t have done it without your support! https://t.co/CcqdvhmLHm dcck photo

Enjoy HH with a good cause in mind! Our team had a hand in crafting this month’s feature cocktail at @TheMayflowerDC. We’re proud to say it’s delicious but even more pleased that proceeds go to one of our favorites: @dcck 🍍🌶🍓💛 https://t.co/wNt3erMfPw

ICYMI: CAMP is almost in session! CAMP at the LINE, a rooftop event series inspired by Summer and Fall travel, presented by A Rake's Progress, @thelinehotel, and several community partners (including us!), kicks off 8/25. Register today! https://t.co/Wym1lLSq56 https://t.co/67MRTWItWm dcck photo

Hire us to #cater your next event! We offer a variety of bagged lunch and buffet options -- featuring fresh ingredients + made with love by DCCK staff and students. Plus, proceeds support our work to fight hunger differently! Interested? Email us at catering @dccentralkitchen.org. https://t.co/3DKTbYy3Ni 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

S/O to our longtime supporters Chase! The addition of a new van to our fleet of food delivery vehicles last winter allowed us to expand our summer meal deliveries to 39 partner agencies this summer. We couldn’t have done it without your support!

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

Did you hear? CAMP is almost in session! CAMP at the LINE, a rooftop event series inspired by Summer and Fall travel, presented by A Rake's Progress DC, The LINE Hotel DC, and several community partners (including us!), kicks off 8/25. Register to secure your...

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

Hire us to #cater your next event! We offer a variety of bagged lunch and buffet options -- featuring fresh, locally-sourced ingredients + made with love by DCCK staff and students. Plus, proceeds support our work to fight hunger differently! Interested? Email us...