Staff Spotlight: Linda

You might have read about Linda back in November when we shared her inspiring story as a former Culinary Job Training student who has become a long-tenured DC Central Kitchen employee and valued leader within our organization. Linda, who once relied on meals from DC Central Kitchen before she enrolled in the job training program,… Read more »

Going the extra mile

We are constantly amazed by the support we receive from our investors and community partners. It seems like people will do almost anything to help support our mission—even run an ultra-marathon. To celebrate his 50th birthday, Eric Zimmerman, a longtime supporter of DC Central Kitchen, decided to run a 50-mile ultra-marathon. As if that wasn’t… Read more »

Putting our money where our mission is

As a mission-driven social enterprise, DC Central Kitchen is proud to employ 86 graduates of our Culinary Job Training program at living wages with comprehensive health benefits. That’s an expensive endeavor, but we know that meaningful employment opportunities are our best weapon against the root cause of hunger: poverty. We also know poverty is an… Read more »

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. Food Drives Due to the high volume of meals we produce every day, food drives need to be centered on one or two items.  Limiting food drives in such a way allows… Read more »