Several news stories about DC Central Kitchen aired on television and posted online during the holiday season.
On December 18, our Culinary Job Training program was highlighted in a nationally-televised segment for PBS NewsHour. Students and staff were interviewed about the impact the program has on their lives, and the Kitchen was commended for our groundbreaking work in the area of workforce development.
On December 22, our national arm, The Campus Kitchens Project, was recognized in The Washington Post as being a leader in the field of food recovery and sustainable solutions to food waste.
On December 23, ABC News posted a digital news piece on their website about the overall work of the Kitchen, our meal distribution program, and efforts to combat hunger and poverty with training and good jobs.
Finally, on December 25, the DC-based news outlet National Journal posted a story about our work with returning citizens in the Culinary Job Training program. Arnesa Howell and Emily Jan shadowed Class 102 for several days, taking in a workforce development class, experiencing a practical cooking exam, and even had the chance to attend the graduation of our most recent class of students at Central Union Mission.
We hope you’ve seen some of these news stories on your own, but if you didn’t, be sure to check them out today!
Big thanks to PBS NewsHour, ABC News, and the National Journal for shining a spotlight on the hard work of our students and staff.