Giving back this holiday season

The holidays are fast approaching! Here are a few ways you can directly support our work to combat hunger and poverty this season. Food Drives Due to the high volume of meals we produce every day, food drives need to be centered on one or two items.  Limiting food drives in such a way allows… Read more »

A look back at summer

At DC Central Kitchen, we know that hunger doesn’t take a holiday — that includes summer vacation from school. Every summer, our Community Meals team provides additional meals throughout DC to students who would typically receive meals at school. This summer, at 32 sites, we served 15,966 breakfasts, 20,239 lunches and 3,841 sack lunches (cold… Read more »

A Year in Review: Healthy School Foods

June marks the end of another school year and DC Central Kitchen’s eighth year as a foodservice provider for DC Public Schools. Join us in looking back and celebrating the accomplishments of our Healthy School Food program this academic year. Since August, we served over 1.4 million healthy, scratch-cooked meals at 15 schools in DC,… Read more »

A collective will to do good

At DC Central Kitchen, our diverse slate of programs means that our efforts often affect people and our community in very different ways. While the immediate impact of providing a healthy meal to resident of a homeless shelter who might otherwise go hungry that night is inarguable, other activities, like providing financial literacy education to… Read more »

Remembering Anthony

Along with millions of other people – those who knew Anthony personally and those who rightfully felt like they knew him after joining him on televised journeys around the world – we were shocked and saddened to learn of his passing. We were fortunate to count him as a friend, supporter, and inspiration over the… Read more »

Trust the Process

Trust the process. Students in our Culinary Job Training (CJT) program hear this line repeatedly throughout their 14 weeks of training with us. It is a reminder that our process works when you listen, learn and take one step at a time. These days, it isn’t just the students needing to trust the process, but… Read more »