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While schools are returning to normal operations, we’re distributing pick-up breakfasts and lunches at Ron Brown High School on Mondays and Wednesdays for students who are not attending in-person learning.

Healthy School Food

DC Central Kitchen is the food service provider for 17 schools in Washington, DC. We source ingredients from more than 30 local family farms and every meal is scratch-cooked according to 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 at-risk adults who have completed our Culinary Job Training program.

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.

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Staff Meals

Register with DCPS to receive an Adult Meal Account

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 Last Year

3,600 students

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

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receiving our healthy school meals

More than 50%

of every plate is locally-sourced

Contact Information

Ed Kwitowski, Director of School Food Service

Our city needs DC Central Kitchen’s trademark blend of nutritious food and job training more than ever before. Starting today, an anonymous donor has pledged to match all gifts toward this project – up to $250,000!
Will you help us reach the last 10% of our goal with a gift today?
HELP Us bring the kitchen home!