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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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We're so excited to be a part of this year's #MardiGrasExtravaganza! It's going to be a night of delicious food, drinks, and celebrations, and proceeds from the event benefit our work in DC! Get your tickets today: https://t.co/upoWZ2CWLT https://t.co/mqFSHcA9hs dcck photo

#TBT to last week in the kitchen with students from @flinthillnews! Flint Hill School has supported DCCK for years with its #EmptyBowls event, which celebrates its 10th anniversary on February 22 at 11am - thanks, Flint Hill! #hungerfighters https://t.co/KmRf0FlYRN dcck photo

"Systemic problems require systemic solutions." In Washington, DC, nonprofits, business owners, and community members are teaming up to re-imagine corner stores and sustainably expand access to healthy options. https://t.co/VhdEUwwrdo @dcck @DCGreens

S/O to @craignewmark 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 https://t.co/l49WJBsmJG 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

We're so excited to be a part of this year's #MardiGrasExtravaganza! It's going to be a night of delicious food, drinks, and celebrations, and proceeds from the event benefit our work in DC! Get your tickets today: https://bit.ly/2UNywSp

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

#TBT to last week in the kitchen with students from Flint Hill School! Flint Hill School has supported DCCK for years with its #EmptyBowls event, which celebrates its 10th anniversary on February 22 at 11am - thanks, Flint Hill!

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

DC Central Kitchen fights hunger and poverty in DC by providing opportunities for individuals to find new directions in life – graduation is just the beginning. Thanks to contributions by Craig Newmark we are able to continue doing this work in 2020 and beyond, at...

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