For DC Central Kitchen, 2020 has been all about adjustments. Since the beginning of the pandemic in March, each DCCK program has pivoted to meet the urgent needs of our community. Our award-winning Healthy School Food program was no exception. Our staff quickly transformed school kitchens into emergency meal sites, serving 160,000 nutritious meals to DC schoolchildren in the past six months.
DCCK will continue to serve our community through the 2020-2021 school year, as we provide take-home breakfast and lunch to young people under the age of 18 at six DC Public Schools this fall. At Walker-Jones Education Campus, Thomas Elementary School, Ron Brown High School, Burrville Elementary School, Kelly Miller Middle School, and C.W. Harris Elementary Shool, students and their guardians will be able to pick up nutritious meals while school is otherwise conducted virtually. The monthly menus are posted to our website here.
We know how important healthy food is for students’ success, and we’re proud to provide healthy meals for developing young minds! We source ingredients from more than 40 local family farms and every meal is scratch-cooked according to recipes designed by our expert team of chefs and dietitians with built-in opportunities for student feedback and ideas. For more information on our Healthy School Foods program, visit dccentralkitchen.org/healthy-school-food.