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Help Us Fill Our Fridges This Spring

At our new state-of-the-art headquarters, The Michael R. Klein Center for Jobs & Justice in Southwest DC, we finally have the space we need to order, store, and process more fresh, local farm products than ever before. With 2,000 square feet of purpose-built cold storage, complete with packaging belts, blast chillers, and shelving features, we’re […]

Celebrating Dr. Tee: Washington Business Journal’s HR Impact Award Honoree

The Washington Business Journal is recognizing our very own Dr. Tochukwu (Tee) Okasi-Nwozo as one of the region’s leading innovators in the human resources sector with the prestigious 2023 HR Impact Award.  A seasoned Human Resources professional with a MBA from Georgetown University and a PhD from Howard University, Dr. Tee has overseen our talent […]

A Monumental Partnership

Everything DC Central Kitchen does to fight hunger and poverty in our community is made possible through the power of partnership. This month, we are celebrating the transformational partnership of Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) and MSE Foundation, long-time DC Central Kitchen supporters that embodies what it means to think deeply and creatively about community […]

Think Green: DCCK Uses Food as a Tool to Replenish the Earth

DCCK Director Procurement Amy Bachman on food waste prevention Food isn’t just a tool we use to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities. It’s also a tool we use to replenish the Earth.   That’s why we intentionally designed our new home at The Michael R. Klein Center for Jobs & Justice to prioritize green initiatives […]

Georgetown University Honors DCCK at First McDonough School of Business Ball

Photo L-R:  Paul Almeida, Dean, McDonough School of Business; Liam Marshall, Georgetown University and MSB ’23; Patricia Grant, MSB Senior Associate Dean; DC Central Kitchen’s Dan Blamer, Ja’Sent Brown, and Matt Schnarr; Justin Smith, MSB Associate Dean. DC Central Kitchen was honored to be the nonprofit beneficiary of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business’s (MSB) […]

WJLA: Making Moves at DC Central Kitchen

DCCK CEO Mike Curtin sat down with Good Morning Washington’s Kidd O’Shea and Eileen Whelan to discuss Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beals’ $96,000 donation to our summer feeding program and ways DC residents can support our mission by visiting The Michael R. Klein Center for Jobs and Justice. Watch the full interview here.

DCCK’s Spring Break Feeding

Spring break occurs next week for many of our partner schools, and our Healthy School Food team wants to make sure our children and community have access to free nutritious meals during the break! Our mobile meals trucks will be out in the community with free healthy meals from April 17th through April 21st. Please […]

CoBank Donates $2 Million to DC Central Kitchen to Combat Hunger and Poverty

WASHINGTON D.C. MARCH 28, 2023 — CoBank has donated $2 million to DC Central Kitchen (DCCK), a Washington, DC-based social enterprise nonprofit that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation, while promoting a market for locally sourced, fresh produce – spending over $600,000 in 2022 with small and local farms. This contribution […]

VIDEO: Celebrating our Latest Class of Culinary Job Training Graduates

2023 Winter Graduates from DC Central Kitchen on Vimeo. Today, we celebrated our latest class of culinary stars. Sponsored by the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation and Marriott International, this class of students challenged themselves from day one. From a chili cooking competition to a professional development field trip to an inspiring graduation […]

Marriott’s Historic Support Levels Up in our New Home

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation and Marriott International are two of our longest-running strategic partners. From donating safe and sustainable food for our meals to hiring our graduates to catalyzing our pandemic– relief efforts, Marriott has invested considerable time and resources in supporting our mission for more than three decades.  Over the […]