Growing a Movement for Healthy Food Access

On October 14th, DC Central Kitchen was proud to participate as a Planning Partner in the first-ever Grocery Walk highlighting the ‘grocery gap’ in DC’s Ward 8. Initiated by our friends at DC Greens, the Grocery Walk leveraged the energy and connections of local partners like DC Hunger Solutions, Bread for the City, the Health… Read more »

Giving back this holiday season

The holidays are fast approaching! Here are a few ways you can directly support our work to combat hunger and poverty this season. Turkey Drives Consider organizing a turkey drive within your organization, office, religious organization, or with your friends and family. Protein is our most difficult donated food item to come by, so each… Read more »

100% employment for recent grads!

The job search can be grueling, especially for our Culinary Job Training students who often have histories of incarceration or other high barriers to employment. But our recent cohort of students overcame those odds, achieving 100% employment post-graduation! This class was our ninth to be hosted at Central Union Mission, a valued partner organization that… Read more »

All donations will be doubled!

The scarcity of healthy, affordable food in lower-income neighborhoods of our city has contributed to a childhood obesity rate upwards of 40 percent. With just three grocery stores in DC’s Wards 7 and 8, families often have to ride two or three buses to spend their limited resources on fresh, nutritious options – a stark… Read more »

Capital Food Fight returns November 16!

Tickets to DC Central Kitchen’s signature fundraising event, Capital Food Fight™ are now on sale! Presented by Smithfield Foods,  Capital Food Fight brings together over 1,200 guests to taste food and drink from more than 80 of DC’s best restaurants and mixologists while enjoying live onstage entertainment. Voted “Best Charity Event” in DC by The… Read more »