We fight hunger differently.

Our mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities.

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Preparing adults with high barriers to employment for culinary careers.
Culinary Job Training

Preparing adults with high barriers to employment for culinary careers.

Featuring fresh food made with love by DC Central Kitchen staff and students.
Catering & Cafes

Featuring fresh food made with love by DC Central Kitchen staff and students.

Serving award-winning farm-to-school menus at DC schools.
Healthy School Food

Serving award-winning farm-to-school menus at DC schools.

Transforming corners stores into access points for healthy, affordable food.
Healthy Corners

Transforming corners stores into access points for healthy, affordable food.

Preparing nutritious meals for nonprofits, youth programs, and shelters.
Community Meals

Preparing nutritious meals for nonprofits, youth programs, and shelters.

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Photos: CJT 129 Chef Demo and Coffee Tasting!
Photos: CJT 129 Chef Demo and Coffee Tasting!

On Friday, May 6th, Culinary Job Training Class 129 was treated to… Read more »

May Community Events
May Community Events

May is a busy month for our Community Development and Partnerships team!… Read more »

A Sustainable Space
A Sustainable Space

At DC Central Kitchen, we use food as a tool to strengthen… Read more »

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