We need a new truck!

Earlier this month we launched a fundraising campaign to raise funds for a new 18-foot box truck. Refrigerated box trucks run about $150,000, and we’ve already secured $75,000 in funding from the refrigeration specialists at Carrier to help us make the purchase. We need your help to unlock a $30,000 matching grant from Carter and… Read more »

DCCK’s volunteer coordinator receives Community Champion Award

On May 14, DCCK’s Volunteer Coordinator, Jessica, was publicly honored with the Capital One Bank Community Champions Award during halftime of the Mystics game. The Mystics and Capital One Bank are working together to recognize our local DC heroes. At every Mystics home game this season, Capital One bank is honoring individuals who make a… Read more »

Graduate Profile: William

Graduating from DC Central Kitchen was one of the most important milestones in William’s life, second only to overcoming his drug addiction, he says. “I never graduated from high school,” says William, “so I didn’t know what it felt like to complete something and have people be truly proud of me.” It’s been a little… Read more »

Supporting the Save Good Food Amendment Act

Last month, our Director of Procurement and Sustainability, Amy Bachman, testified in front of the DC Council to support the “Save Good Food Amendment Act of 2017.” Introduced by Councilmember Mary Cheh, the bill aims to reduce food waste by providing clear guidelines and tax incentives for businesses to donate food to nonprofits like DC… Read more »

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 »

Meet Joan: From Guyana to DC Central Kitchen

From an early age, DC Central Kitchen culinary graduate Joan learned about the importance of a clean kitchen. Born and raised in Guyana, Joan learned from her mother that people assess whether they can eat at your house by the time they arrive at your front gate. “You must keep things clean all the time… Read more »