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CoBank Donates $2 Million to DC Central Kitchen to Combat Hunger and Poverty

WASHINGTON D.C. MARCH 28, 2023 — CoBank has donated $2 million to DC Central Kitchen (DCCK), a Washington, DC-based social enterprise nonprofit that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation, while promoting a market for locally sourced, fresh produce – spending over $600,000 in 2022 with small and local farms. This contribution […]

Chef and Humanitarian José Andrés Announces a $500,000 Challenge for DC Central Kitchen’s Transformative Expansion 

Washington, DC – Friday, September 23, 2022 – At an exclusive event featuring DC Central Kitchen’s forthcoming new headquarters this afternoon, elected officials, top philanthropists, and community advocates gathered for a ‘first look’ at the nation’s most ambitious community kitchen and urban food hub before it opens in Southwest Washington, DC later this fall. To help the project achieve […]

DC Central Kitchen Prepares to Move Into the House That Good Business Built

Iconic DC-Based Social Enterprise Nonprofit Secures New Markets Tax Credit Investment to Help Bring the Kitchen Home to New Klein Center for Jobs & Justice Later This Year  Washington, DC – June 2022 – After more than three decades, DC Central Kitchen, the nation’s first and leading community kitchen, is preparing to pack up its shelter […]

Capital Food Fight is Back!

Chefs from Cranes, Leni, Oohh’s and Aahh’s, and The Point DC Face Off During DC Central Kitchen’s Baddest Night of Doing Good on April 7th, Presented by craigstable After going virtual in 2020, DC Central Kitchen’s iconic Capital Food Fight returns live and in person for a raucous night of fighting hunger on April 7th […]

DC Central Kitchen Launches Comprehensive Campaign with $2 Million Public Match

New Headquarters in Southwest DC to be Named The Michael R. Klein Center for Jobs & Justice Washington, DC – October 1, 2021 – After 30 years of life-changing efforts in the basement of a downtown homeless shelter, DC Central Kitchen has launched the Bringing the Kitchen Home campaign as it prepares to move into […]

NBA, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, and DC Central Kitchen team up for DC youth!

On August 6th, the NBA Foundation announced its third round of nationwide grantees – a group that includes DC Central Kitchen! The NBA Foundation’s $100,000 contribution, which follows our initial nomination by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) and the Washington Wizards, will support the ongoing expansion of DCCK’s job training services for Opportunity Youth. With […]