We’re launching a youth job training center in DC’s Ward 8

We are excited to announce a bold new plan inspired by the needs and priorities of our community. DC Central Kitchen will be opening a satellite location at THEARC, an iconic campus that is home to more than a dozen high performing nonprofits, schools, and health and wellness services in Ward 8. At this additional… Read more »

National Volunteer Month: Spotlight on our champions

After retiring from teaching, Jeffery began volunteering at DC Central Kitchen. On his first day, he wasn’t sure what to expect. His first task: mincing garlic for the entirety of his two-hour shift. By the time he stopped smelling like garlic, it was time to come back for this second shift, at which he diced… Read more »

Building Healthy Corners

At DC Central Kitchen, our successes and failures are an open book. We believe that sharing our big wins along with our missteps is the fastest way to address the social challenges we fight against.  It’s in this spirit of transparency, innovation, and collaboration that we release the second edition of our best practices and… Read more »

Empowering advocates

Each spring, the Council of the District of Columbia convenes a busy schedule of hearings evaluating the performance of DC government agencies and weighing how best to spend taxpayer dollars in the coming year. This year, this important democratic process has included a powerful new set of voices: the women and men of DC Central… Read more »

#WomensHistoryMonth: Here’s to all the movers and shakers

It’s Women’s History Month, and across the country, we’re paying homage to the many women who have transformed our country, and our communities, for the better.   At DC Central Kitchen, we want to recognize a few women from our history – just a few among the many phenomenal women who have propelled us forward.  _________________… Read more »