>DC Central Kitchen
We develop innovative social ventures to break the cycle of hunger and poverty
The Campus Kitchens Project
The Campus Kitchens Project brings DC Central Kitchen’s community meals model to scale by empowering students to fight food waste and hunger on high school and college campuses across the country.
Student volunteers with The Campus Kitchens Project transform unused food from dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers’ markets into meals that are delivered to local agencies serving those in need. By taking the initiative to run a community kitchen, students develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills, along with a commitment to serve their community, that they will carry with them into future careers. Each Campus Kitchen goes beyond meals by using food as a tool to promote poverty solutions, implement garden initiatives, participate in nutrition education, and convene food policy events.
A program with national reach
The Campus Kitchens project unites young people on 54 high school and college campuses across the country.
Our Impact Last Year
349,376 nutritious meals
delivered to clients
28,697 student volunteers
prepared meals for communities across the country
1,306,163 pounds of food