The latest from DC Central Kitchen 


Learn about our response and what you can do to help.


Our response

  • We are operating to-go meal sites for DC youth at five DC Public Schools: Walker-Jones Education Campus in Ward 6and Kelly Miller Middle School, Thomas Elementary School, H.C. Woodson High School, and Ron Brown High School in Ward 7
  • We are operating 10 mobile feeding locations serving to-go breakfasts and lunches through our partnerships with local nonprofits, faith communities, and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).
  • We are increasing meal deliveries to local shelters and nonprofit agencies, including an additional 450 meals per day now that shelters are remaining open during daytime hours. 
  • We are continuing to deliver fresh produce and healthy snacks to corner stores through our Healthy Corners program and are announcing a price cut of up to 50% on our already discounted fresh, whole fruits and vegetables.
  • We are providing fresh produce bags to our Culinary Job Training program students and staff looking for additional support while at home. 

How you can help

  • Donate. As always, a financial donation to DC Central Kitchen is the single best way to help us keep our operations running today and in the coming days.  Make a donation today.
  • Elevate. Help spread the word about how DCCK and other local organizations are responding to this crisis, including the time and location of feeding sites and specific needs for resources and supplies.
  • Support the restaurant industry. Our restaurant partnerships are integral to our work. Get ideas for how you can support the restaurant community.


DCPS meal sites

For the latest list, visit

Where to learn more

Contact us

  • Questions on meal operations?
    Email Andrew Finke, Chief Operations Officer 
  • Looking to donate food?
    Email Amy Bachman, Director of Procurement 
  • Have a media inquiry?
    Email Erica Teti-Zilinskas, Director of Communications 
  • Questions on specific funding needs?
    Email Alex Moore, Chief Development Officer

Thank you to the organizations and individuals who have stepped up to support our COVID-19 efforts.