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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

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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Where were you 30 years ago? At DC Central Kitchen, we were outfitting our very first food delivery van and readying for our opening day of operations – January 20, 1989. Thanks to you, we’ve come a long way since that day, when our founder drove through DC picking up leftovers from the evening’s presidential… Read more »

The Marianne Ali North Star Award is given in honor of our beloved colleague and long-time director of our Culinary Job Training program, Marianne Ali, who passed away in August 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. This award serves as a reminder of Marianne’s legacy at DC Central Kitchen and our commitment to supporting… Read more »

Chef Autumn Cline took home the top honor in the 15th anniversary of Capital Food Fight, presented by Smithfield Foods. Local chefs Kyle Bailey of The Salt Line, Alex McCoy of Lucky Buns, Kevin Tien of Himitsu, and Autumn Cline of Rappahannock Oyster Bar went head-to-head in a thrilling culinary battle on the stage of… Read more »

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As a part of their tour, @mumfordandsons have partnered with @Deering_Banjos to auction off a custom Washington, DC banjo to benefit DC Central Kitchen's mission! Find more information and start bidding today here: https://t.co/VWxhHjeYhD https://t.co/s5EIYli6Fg dcck photo

At this year's #CapitalFoodFight we honored Anthony Bourdain. Anthony's influence on the culinary industry goes further than we can say, so we gathered some of his friends to share what he meant to them. Watch the full video here: https://t.co/UEhbMOlbgn https://t.co/pUPxAOwI3p

Our Culinary Job Training program goes beyond graduation. Our staff provide 2 years of tailored post-graduation support to graduates like Christine, who recently joined our staff full-time. Donate today and make an impact in our city: https://t.co/GCqmL67ZGJ https://t.co/V9B8AfIbge dcck photo

Last Friday, our 116th Culinary Job Training class graduated, and the tight-knit group of 9 stood to applaud their instructors in gratitude. The success of our program would not be possible without our dedicated team! Congrats again, Class 116! We're excited to see what's next! https://t.co/a1Z7FWqaCK 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

As a part of their tour, Mumford and Sons have partnered with Deering Banjos to auction off a custom Washington, DC banjo to benefit DC Central Kitchen's mission! Find more information and start bidding today here: https://bit.ly/2A0xuHz

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

At this year's #CapitalFoodFight we honored Anthony Bourdain. Anthony's influence on the culinary industry goes further than we can say, so we gathered some of his friends to share what he meant to them. Watch the full video here: https://vimeo.com/300356767

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

You might already know our Culinary Job Training program goes beyond the classroom, but did you know it goes beyond graduation? Our staff provide 2 years of tailored post-graduation support to graduates like Christine, who was recently awarded the North Star Award at

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