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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!

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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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@CapitalCityGoGo Thank you for serving with us! We loved having you in the kitchen!

We're always inspired by DC Central Kitchen, and today our fans joined @MSE to give back.

It was such a fun day at @dcck with special guests @Capitals alum Rod Langway, @WashWizards alum Bob Dandridge and the entire @CapitalCityGoGo team!

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We are honored to have @Capitals alumnus Rod Langway and NBA legend Bob Dandridge with us today for another #MonumentalMonday with @MSEFndn @MSE. Thank you for serving with us! #MLKDay2020 https://t.co/Jc67YaAIMN dcck photo

Our friends at @MSEFndn are spending the month of January shining a spotlight on our work! Thanks to the many volunteers who are joining Monumental today for MLK Day and our third #MonumentalMonday in the kitchen! https://t.co/V7VAD1AUAA