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>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.

Start a Campus Kitchen

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A program with national reach

The Campus Kitchens project unites young people on over 60 high school and college campuses across the country.

Our Impact Last Year

360,200 nutritious meals

delivered to clients

30,943 student volunteers

prepared meals for communities across the country

983,134 pounds of food


Contact Information

Dan Abrams, Director