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DCCK Mourns Passing of Transformational Supporter

Please join DC Central Kitchen in honoring the life and legacy of Robert E. Torray, who passed away on May 10. A successful businessman and devoted philanthropist, Bob and his wife Nancy discovered DC Central Kitchen as volunteers two decades ago. In 2006, when we were in jeopardy of not making payroll for the first… Read more »

Springing into Action

We are so close to better days. In the past 14 months, DC Central Kitchen has forged ahead through the worst of this crisis, serving over 3.8 million emergency meals and bringing healthy groceries to over 200 locations across our city. We’ve fought day in and day out, together, to reach this point – but returning to normal simply isn’t an option. Disparities in health and economic opportunity in… Read more »

Going Further Together

In October, DC Central Kitchen and DC Food Project kicked off our partnership to source, package, and distribute groceries to 675 families located primarily in Wards 1 and 4. We’re happy to announce a high-impact extension of our partnership! In addition to adding new service locations, we’re working to share resources in ways that get… Read more »

2020 Annual Report: Summer + Fall Round-Up

At DC Central Kitchen, we’re used to doing what it takes to get the job done. But the past twelve months challenged us, beginning with well laid plans and pivoting rapidly to respond to the urgent needs of the community, exacerbated by the pandemic. Our annual report tells the story of this pivot, as DC Central… Read more »

With a little help from our friends

This past year, as the pandemic continued its devastating tour through our city and nation, DC Central Kitchen was honored by the outpouring of support from friends, neighbors, and community members. To support our COVID-19 Response efforts, which include serving over 3.3 million emergency meals to local shelters, senior citizens, and front-line nonprofits, we were so excited to partner with five amazing groups and individuals for the following virtual community FUNdraisers:   In 2020, DC… Read more »

Meet Ablawa.

“Do you really know what you’re getting yourself into?” was the question Ablawa asked herself as she started her first day as a Culinary Job Training (CJT) student in April 2017. After working as a home health aid, Ablawa was looking for something new and was excited to learn about DC Central Kitchen. It didn’t take long for her to know she was in the… Read more »