Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation

At DCCK, we know that hunger is a year-round problem. Each year when school is out of session, our Community Meals program ramps up our summer meal production efforts to provide additional meals for students who would normally rely on school meals to stay nourished. This summer, our dedicated staff will prepare 1,700 daily meals… Read more »

A summer of fresh food and fair prices!

As summer kicks into high gear, we know children and families are counting on our Healthy Corners program to deliver nutritious, fresh foods to corner stores in neighborhoods without easy access to grocery stores. To keep up with demand, our Healthy Corners social enterprise is overhauling the in-store refrigeration units we provide our partner corner… Read more »

Longtime volunteers cross $250,000 in giving

Each year, DC Central Kitchen welcomes more than 15,000 volunteers to our headquarters in the basement of one of America’s largest homeless shelters. With volunteers visiting us from all 50 states and dozens of countries around the world, we know many individuals will only work with us one time. But other volunteers become mainstays of… Read more »

DCCK helps ‘Beat the Streets’ this summer

From June through August, DC Central Kitchen will partner with the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department at Beat the Streets, a weekly community gathering that engages local residents and nonprofits to promote alternatives to violence and bring our communities together. The events offer music, games, food, and provide access to information and programs that help… Read more »

DCCK’s Healthy School Food program: A year in review

This week marks the end of another school year at DC Public Schools. It also marks the end of DC Central Kitchen’s seventh year preparing healthy, scratch-cooked, and locally-sourced food for DC Public Schools. As the school year ends, we’re proud to report on the incredible work of our dedicated team of chefs, dieticians, and… Read more »

Director honored with Council of DC Recognition Proclamation

Earlier this week, DC Central Kitchen’s Culinary Job Training Director Chef Marianne Ali was recognized by the Council of the District of Columbia with a ceremonial proclamation honoring her two decades of service and significant contributions to the organization’s life-changing job training program. The acknowledgement marks Chef Ali’s twenty-year career with DC Central Kitchen, throughout… Read more »