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Now serving 12 more DC Public Schools!

We are thrilled to have been selected to serve high-quality, scratch-cooked meals at 12 additional DC Public Schools in Wards 7 and 8, totaling 24 DC Public Schools that are engaged in our Healthy School Food program. 

Healthy School Food

DC Central Kitchen is the food service provider for 30 schools in Washington, DC. We source ingredients from more than 30 local family farms and every meal is scratch-cooked from recipes designed by our expert team of chefs and dietitians. We fight hunger differently by providing the high-quality nutrition kids relying on school meals need to learn and grow while sustaining meaningful, living-wage careers for adults who have completed our Culinary Job Training program and overcome barriers to employment.

In addition to providing meals, we offer engaging cooking demonstrations, taste tests, and nutrition education lessons for the students and staff at the schools we serve.

2015 Golden Carrot Award Winner

Our Healthy School Food venture was awarded the prestigious Golden Carrot Award from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in 2015 for our exceptional work to improve the healthfulness of school lunches.

Our Impact

10,000 Students

chose our fresh, locally-sourced,
scratch-cooked meals

30 Schools

receiving our healthy school meals

More Than 50%

of every plate is locally-sourced

Contact Information

Samantha Reilly, Director of Contract Meals and Nutrition

sreilly@dccentralkitchen.org