Meet Christine.

Christine came to DC Central Kitchen in the spring of 2018 while she was living at Shepherd’s Cove, a homeless shelter in Capitol Heights, MD. Initially unsure of whether our Culinary Job Training program was for her, she enrolled, began to “trust the process,” and didn’t look back. Christine and her team won the cook-off… Read more »

30 years of DCCK: In the news

DCCK’s first day in operation covered by The Washington Post from January 20, 1989. Read more>> On January 20, 2019, we marked our 30th year in operation. This isn’t a milestone – it’s a jumping-off point. Throughout 2019, we’re going to take a look back at the last 30 years to share our accomplishments and… Read more »

30 years at DC Central Kitchen

DC Central Kitchen founder, Robert Egger, during our earlier days of food recovery and meal distribution.   What it does it mean when an organization that set out to put itself out of business turns 30? For many traditional nonprofits, anniversaries like these are moments of celebration. They’ve persisted, grown, established programs, and built facilities…. Read more »

A new partnership at THEARC

As we prepare to open our brand-new healthy café and youth job training site in DC’s Ward 8 early next year, we’ve begun some innovative partnerships with some of our future neighbors on the campus of THEARC. One early partner has been ArtReach GW, a free visual arts program serving residents of Wards 7 and… Read more »

Think big. Act boldly. Join us in 2019.

Where were you 30 years ago? At DC Central Kitchen, we were outfitting our very first food delivery van and readying for our opening day of operations – January 20, 1989. Thanks to you, we’ve come a long way since that day, when our founder drove through DC picking up leftovers from the evening’s presidential… Read more »

Marianne Ali North Star Award Winner: Christine Bates

The Marianne Ali North Star Award is given in honor of our beloved colleague and long-time director of our Culinary Job Training program, Marianne Ali, who passed away in August 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. This award serves as a reminder of Marianne’s legacy at DC Central Kitchen and our commitment to supporting… Read more »