Food Donor Spotlight: Capital One

DC Central Kitchen recovers food from a variety of resources to help prepare the thousands of meals we deliver to our community each day. In addition to our partnerships with farms, wholesalers, restaurants and grocery stores, DCCK has developed meaningful partnerships with corporate cafeterias from across DC, Maryland, and Virginia to recover large quantities of… Read more »

Kicking off a new in-classroom nutrition education initiative

As a USDA-recognized food hub and winner of The Golden Carrot Award for outstanding innovation in serving healthy school meals, DC Central Kitchen is committed to getting students excited about eating their vegetables. Our new classroom-based nutrition education initiative, Cafeteria Chefs, is designed to help kids become more familiar with recipes already available on their… Read more »

Procurement spotlight: Lancaster Foods LLC

The United States wastes 40% of its food supply each year while 92,000 DC children and adults in DC struggle with food insecurity. To prevent waste and combat hunger in our community, we partner with wholesalers, grocery stores, restaurants, farms, and catering companies to recover food that would otherwise go to waste. What’s more, we’re… Read more »

DCCK and Kaiser Permanente receive partnership award

In February, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States and DC Central Kitchen were selected as one of three winning partnerships in the Healthy Environment category of the inaugural Healthy10 Award, presented by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. DCCK and Kaiser Permanente, the region’s largest non-profit health care provider,… Read more »

Meet Terence: DC Central Kitchen Culinary Job Training grad

“You know how it goes: go to school, get a job, have a savings account, maybe get married… that wasn’t my story.”   Finding a passion for cooking Terence Hill was 48 years old, in between jobs, living in a homeless shelter, and trying to secure a permanent job when he stumbled upon DC Central… Read more »

Inauguration Day: Another day at work

On January 20, the nation marked the inauguration of a new president. But that same day, just a few blocks away, DC Central Kitchen celebrated our 28th birthday. On January 20, 1989 during the inauguration of George H. W. Bush, Robert Egger launched DC Central Kitchen as he picked up leftover food from inaugural balls… Read more »