DCCK partners with DC nonprofit CentroNía

DC Central Kitchen is expanding our reach as the District’s only USDA-recognized permanent food hub through a partnership with educational organization CentroNía. Over the past four months, the Kitchen has delivered over 6,200 pounds of local produce and protein to CentroNía, a DC nonprofit offering year-round education and support services for low-income children and their… Read more »

Strawberries & Salad Greens Day: DCCK celebrates local, seasonal food at DC Schools

“Umm, excuse me miss; you said you were going to teach me about how strawberries grow after I try this salad. I’ve tried it!” an eager Aiton Elementary student exclaimed while examining a little plant with two new strawberries among its leaves. On Wednesday, June 8th, DC Central Kitchen’s school foods team celebrated the benefits… Read more »

Healthy Corners pop-up markets expand access to fresh produce in DC’s food deserts

Last week, DC Central Kitchen held its second Healthy Corners pop-up market at the Chesapeake Big Market corner store in Ward 8. The second pop-up market at this location was resounding success and resulted in the sale of more than 225 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables! At every Healthy Corners Pop-Up Market, our Nutrition… Read more »

We fed the 5000!

Back in April we announced that DCCK had partnered up with Feedback to host Feeding the 5000 in DC. On May 18, in an effort to shed light on the growing crisis of food waste and the practical solutions available, DC Central Kitchen and Feedback, with the support of more than 40 other like-minded organizations… Read more »

DCCK prepares more than 100 lunches for the fifth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

For the fifth consecutive year, DC Central Kitchen was selected by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to prepare more than 100 kid-submitted recipes for the fifth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Students from across the country ages 8-12 were invited to submit an original recipe of a healthy lunch they enjoy. For the challenge, two… Read more »

DCCK and UK-based Feedback bring popular food waste awareness event to DC

In the United States we throw away 40 percent of our food supply each year, even though 49 million Americans don’t have enough to eat.  In an effort to shed light on the growing crisis of food waste and the practical solutions available, Feedback, a London-based nonprofit organization dedicated to ending food waste at every… Read more »