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 »

A healthy milestone for Pi Day

At DC Central Kitchen we’re operating innovative programs that fight poverty, hunger, and poor health 365 days a year. Though our work is constant, we’re always striving to do more. In fact, as of Pi Day (March 14, or 3.14) 2016, our Community Outreach team has conducted 314 nutrition education events for our community since January 2015! While many people in our… Read more »

DCCK hosts ‘Breakfast Fest’ for students and parents during National School Breakfast Week

In recognition of National School Breakfast Week, DC Central Kitchen today held a “Breakfast Fest” for students and parents at the 8 DC Public Schools where DC Central Kitchen is the food service provider. Parents were invited to join their children for a free, healthy breakfast meal consisting of whole grain waffle sticks with all… Read more »

Not even a blizzard can stop us

You’ve heard us say before that DC Central Kitchen never closes – and we don’t. During Storm Jonas, our staff and volunteers went beyond our normal meal commitments last weekend to provide more than 20,000 healthy meals and snacks for our neighbors in need. Friday through Saturday, our kitchen was open and in full operation…. Read more »

DCCK featured in the news!

  Several news stories about DC Central Kitchen aired on television and posted online during the holiday season. On December 18, our Culinary Job Training program was highlighted in a nationally-televised segment for PBS NewsHour. Students and staff were interviewed about the impact the program has on their lives, and the Kitchen was commended for… Read more »

DC Central Kitchen earns national school lunch award

On Tuesday, DC Central Kitchen was presented with a Golden Carrot Award and a $2,015 grant from the Physicians Committee. The Golden Carrot Awards, established in 2004, recognizes food service teams in both public and private school districts doing exceptional work to improve the healthfulness of school lunches. During the spring 2015 semester, DCCK participated… Read more »