The Opening

A Note from our CEO:

Because of you, DC Central Kitchen has kept our doors open and stoves cooking for more than 12,400 consecutive days. After 34 years of service to our community, we are opening the doors of our long-awaited new headquarters and expanding our life-changing programs like never before. Openness is a value we instill in our culinary students as they embrace new skills and strategies, and it is a defining attribute of how we seek out challenges and possibilities in the fight against hunger and poverty.

This annual impact report highlights the ways you’ve helped us open doors and minds across our city this year while preparing for a new season of growth and innovation as we move into our new home.

I’m also pleased to share that after a lengthy hiatus forced by the pandemic and the limitations of our previous headquarters, our beloved volunteer program is now open. Please visit to secure your spot (and stylish hairnet) and come lend a hand in our glorious new kitchen very soon. As always, please contact me anytime with questions or ideas at

With gratitude,

Mike Curtin, Jr., CEO

We have opened the doors of the Michael R. Klein Center for Jobs and Justice, replacing our previous headquarters in a shelter basement. Over the next three years, we’ll double our meal production, create 50 new jobs, welcome 20,000 volunteers a year, and increase the number of people we train for culinary careers each year by 150%. Thank you for making this transformational expansion possible.

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Expanding Food Access 

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We continue to generate much of our operating revenue through our sustainable social enterprises. Essential support is also provided by foundations, individuals, corporations, and government grants. Financials presented here are a summary – you can access our full audited financials here.

While the stories above reflect our work to fight hunger differently in 2022 and beyond, the financials listed here encompass the fiscal year of 2022, running from July 2021-June 2022.

Thank You!

DC Central Kitchen is grateful for the thousands of financial supporters, partners, and volunteers who make our work possible every year through their generous gifts of time and resources. We are honored to recognize many of these contributions here. We give special thanks to donors who are highlighted using the following symbols:

Recurring donors

Individuals making a monthly or quarterly investment in our work

Legacy of Change Society

Individuals who have included us in their estate plans

Bringing the Kitchen Home

Individuals who have contributed to our campaign for a new headquarters

$250,000 and above

Bainum Family Foundation  
Lee and Sally Brown
Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz
DC Health
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
Craig Newmark Philanthropies and craigstable
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Carol and Douglas Steenland
Grace and F. Chapman Taylor
United Planning Organization
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

$100,000 – $249,999

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
Arcana Foundation
Diane and Norman Bernstein Foundation
Michael Brownrigg and Margaret Burchell
A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation
Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation
DC Department of Human Services
Lois and Richard England Family Foundation
John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation
Seth Goldman and Julie Farkas
The Morningstar Foundation
NBA Foundation
Bill Pugh and Lisa Orange
Raytheon Technologies
Fredrick D. and Karen G. Schaufeld Family Foundation
Claudia and Peter Sherman
Randy Tyree
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Wells Fargo Bank

$25,000 – $99,999

AARP Foundation
The Albertsons Companies Foundation
Bank of America
The Carter and Melissa Cafritz
Charitable Trust
Capital One Foundation
Carhart Charitable Gift Fund
Clark Construction Group
Don and Roz Cohen
The Coldiron Family Foundation
CoStar Group
Cora and John H. Davis Foundation
Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program
Fair Food Network
Family Alliance Foundation
Lawrence and Beth Greenberg
Rebecca Haile and Jean Manas
The Hanley Foundation
Richard and Mary Ellen Hibey
Hirsch Family Foundation
Hoffman Madison Waterfront
Joseph F. and Lynne N. Horning
James E. Hyde
Andy Jeffrey and Andrea Luskin
Edward and Irene Kaplan
Sheldon and Audrey Katz Foundation
Kay Family Foundation
The Keehn Family Foundation
Land O’Lakes Foundation
Mark Michael and Margarita Prieto
Gregory Norton
The Nussdorf Family
The W. O’Neil Foundation
Park Foundation
Karen Peterson and Jim McDermott
Prince Charitable Trusts
Share Fund
Alice Shaver Foundation
David Sobel and Beth Critchley
Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation
United Way
U.S. Department of Justice
Venable Foundation
Weissberg Foundation
The Duane Wilder Foundation
World Bank Community Connections Fund

$10,000 – $24,999

Miriam and Sanford K. Ain
Ed and Stephanie Albert
Richard and Susan Anderson
ARC of Justice
Paul and Mary Asel
James and Gillian Athey
Aviv Foundation
Bank of America
Carri and Doug Berenson
The Herb Block Foundation
Bookey Family Foundation
Bowery Farming
David and Katherine Bradley
David Brindley
Cory and Rachel Capps
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Cecchi Family Foundation
Mary Challinor and Henry Richardson
Gail Chambers
Paul Clark and Debbie Myers
Stefan Cottle and Meroe Park
Lisa and Sean Creamer
Michael F. and Kathleen G. Curtin
Mitchell Cutler Charitable Trust
DC Department of Housing and Community Development
Jennifer and Thomas Eddy
Patricia Friedman and Blair Levin
Employees of GEICO
Georgetown Meals on Wheels

We couldn’t do this without your support.