Smithfield Foods donates 80,000 pounds of protein to DCCK and the Capital Area Food Bank

On Thursday, August 17, Smithfield Foods’ Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, a program focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure, donated nearly 80,000 pounds of protein to nonprofit food recovery partners DC Central Kitchen and the Capital Area Food Bank. The donation, equivalent to nearly 320,000 servings, was split between the two… Read more »

DCCK receives $40,000 from the Walmart Foundation

DC Central Kitchen has received a $40,000 donation from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to support our efforts to provide nutritious meals to DC residents and train jobless adults for careers in the food service industry. The grant — given through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program — will support the cost of preparing and… Read more »

Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation

At DCCK, we know that hunger is a year-round problem. Each year when school is out of session, our Community Meals program ramps up our summer meal production efforts to provide additional meals for students who would normally rely on school meals to stay nourished. This summer, our dedicated staff will prepare 1,700 daily meals… Read more »

A summer of fresh food and fair prices!

As summer kicks into high gear, we know children and families are counting on our Healthy Corners program to deliver nutritious, fresh foods to corner stores in neighborhoods without easy access to grocery stores. To keep up with demand, our Healthy Corners social enterprise is overhauling the in-store refrigeration units we provide our partner corner… Read more »

Longtime volunteers cross $250,000 in giving

Each year, DC Central Kitchen welcomes more than 15,000 volunteers to our headquarters in the basement of one of America’s largest homeless shelters. With volunteers visiting us from all 50 states and dozens of countries around the world, we know many individuals will only work with us one time. But other volunteers become mainstays of… Read more »

DCCK helps ‘Beat the Streets’ this summer

From June through August, DC Central Kitchen will partner with the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department at Beat the Streets, a weekly community gathering that engages local residents and nonprofits to promote alternatives to violence and bring our communities together. The events offer music, games, food, and provide access to information and programs that help… Read more »