> 30 YEARS AT DC CENTRAL KITCHEN

January 20, 2019 marks our 30th year in operation. This isn’t a milestone. It’s a jumping off point…

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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DC Central Kitchen’s founder and longtime leader Robert Egger was known to end conversations with the quip “good business” to indicate how we don’t view our work as charity. Our work is creating stronger, cleaner, safer, more vibrant and more equitable communities.  Our work has tangible, measurable impact. But how do we quantify it? For… Read more »

Today, Cora is a certified food safety manager in our nation’s capital, helping prepare hundreds of meals each day for local schools and nonprofits that reflect scratch-cooking techniques and rigorous dietary guidelines. That journey, however, began when she was fourteen years old, learning to cook at her father’s side.  “He was a country cook,” she… Read more »

If you’re following our #30yearsofDCCK stories online, you’ve probably heard about the legendary Dorothy Bell. One of the first DC Central Kitchen culinary graduates to join our staff, Ms. Dot has compiled a lengthy record of accomplishments over her 24-year history with our organization, including surpassing even our founder to become our longest-serving employee. Of… Read more »

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ICYMI: @bloomiaflowers #FieldofTulips is back this weekend at @citycenterdc! Come pick your own gorgeous bouquet of tulips on April 26-28th 10am-6pm. A portion of proceeds will help support our fight against hunger and poverty in DC! https://t.co/9WTWC3DyQh https://t.co/f4ZQD6ITUL dcck photo

30 years ago, DC Central Kitchen delivered our first meals. Our solutions to hunger have grown and evolved since then, but we've stayed true to our core values. The result? A truly successful year. Check out our Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report here: https://t.co/2w8cXpBBRE https://t.co/HoqnxErsGt dcck photo

We’re only two days away from the next @DCPSEats #SchoolFoodAdvisoryBoard Meeting, Wednesday from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at Watkins Elementary. RSVP here: https://t.co/V91XtRkg3m https://t.co/NKkwz9jYZP dcck photo

The earth isn't just where we live -- though that's enough of a reason to celebrate it today and everyday. It's where we find almost everything that sustains us, including food. Happy #EarthDay! https://t.co/aRhiuzaKM9 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

ICYMI: Bloomia The Field of Tulips is back this weekend at CityCenterDC! Don't miss the chance to pick your own gorgeous bouquet of tulips on April 26-28th 10am-6pm. A portion of proceeds will help support our fight against hunger and poverty in DC!

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

30 years ago, DC Central Kitchen delivered our first meals using leftovers recovered from the presidential inauguration. Our solutions to hunger and poverty have grown and evolved since then, but we've stayed true to our core values and vision of a more equitable, inclusive community....

DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen

The earth isn't just where we live -- though that's enough of a reason to celebrate it today and everyday. It's where we find almost everything that sustains us, including food. Happy #EarthDay!

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