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DC Central Kitchen’s culinary graduates step up to meet local needs on Thanksgiving

For three decades, our signature Culinary Job Training program has provided hands-on education and real-world experience to DC residents facing barriers to employment. Our CJT graduates traditionally go on to work at DC hotels, fine dining establishments, and fast-casual eateries but two graduates, Connie and Dawain, have launched their own charitable organizations inspired by their experiences at DC Central Kitchen. Together, their organizations provided turkeys and groceries this last Thanksgiving to more than 130 local families.  Meet Connie  Connie Williams completed the… Read more »

DC Central Kitchen Partners with World Central Kitchen and Dreaming Out Loud for Mobile Feeding Initiative

DC Central Kitchen has distributed over two million meals and more than one million pounds of fresh fruit and veggies to children, families and seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic in response to the rising food insecurity rate in Washington, DC.  But we’re not alone. Two of our longtime partners, World Central Kitchen and Dreaming Out Loud, have together served another 1.5 million… Read more »

DCCK is back to school this fall

For DC Central Kitchen, 2020 has been all about adjustments. Since the beginning of the pandemic in March, each DCCK program has pivoted to meet the urgent needs of our community. Our award-winning Healthy School Food program was no exception. Our staff quickly transformed school kitchens into emergency meal sites, serving 160,000 nutritious meals to DC schoolchildren in the past six months.   DCCK will continue to serve our community through the 2020-2021… Read more »

Join us for our first-ever virtual Capital Food Fight!

It may look different this year, but our signature fundraising event, Capital Food Fight, will proceed on November 18, 2020. Tickets to DC’s most anticipated foodie fundraiser are now on sale and include food and beverage packages that allow sponsors and guests to enjoy this celebrated event from the comforts of home. This year’s virtual… Read more »

DCCK + local artist collab supporting COVID-19 efforts

We’ve teamed up with local artist, Rose Jaffe, to launch this limited-edition SWAG campaign in support of our COVID-19 efforts! Show your love for DCCK and help us deliver healthy food to where it’s needed most. __________________   More about our COVID-19 efforts DC Central Kitchen’s life-changing solutions to hunger and poverty are critical in normal times…. Read more »

COVID-19 + Volunteer Program Update

The COVID-19 response is changing rapidly, so for the most up to date information on our efforts, please visit: dccentralkitchen.org/covid-19 Dear DC Central Kitchen Family – We continue to closely monitor developments surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. As always, the safety and well-being of those we serve and our staff is of the greatest importance to… Read more »