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DCCK prepares more than 100 lunches for the fifth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

For the fifth consecutive year, DC Central Kitchen was selected by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to prepare more than 100 kid-submitted recipes for the fifth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Students from across the country ages 8-12 were invited to submit an original recipe of a healthy lunch they enjoy. For the challenge, two… Read more »

DCCK and UK-based Feedback bring popular food waste awareness event to DC

In the United States we throw away 40 percent of our food supply each year, even though 49 million Americans don’t have enough to eat.  In an effort to shed light on the growing crisis of food waste and the practical solutions available, Feedback, a London-based nonprofit organization dedicated to ending food waste at every… Read more »

Be a food waste fighter

Wasting food is more than a shame. It’s a crisis. In the United States, we throw away 40 percent of our food supply each year, even though 49 million Americans don’t have enough to eat. Since 1989, DC Central Kitchen has been a pioneer in the fight against food waste. We don’t just pick up… Read more »

A healthy milestone for Pi Day

At DC Central Kitchen we’re operating innovative programs that fight poverty, hunger, and poor health 365 days a year. Though our work is constant, we’re always striving to do more. In fact, as of Pi Day (March 14, or 3.14) 2016, our Community Outreach team has conducted 314 nutrition education events for our community since January 2015! While many people in our… Read more »

DCCK grad featured in nationwide micro-documentary project!

  DCCK grad and current staff member Billy Johnson is featured in the recently launched ‘Re: Dream‘ digital video series. The nationwide project will include 40 micro-documentaries from PBS member stations in five cities, including Washington, DC. Billy was interviewed this past fall by WETA, the local PBS affiliate, for the piece in which he speaks openly… Read more »

DCCK hosts ‘Breakfast Fest’ for students and parents during National School Breakfast Week

In recognition of National School Breakfast Week, DC Central Kitchen today held a “Breakfast Fest” for students and parents at the 8 DC Public Schools where DC Central Kitchen is the food service provider. Parents were invited to join their children for a free, healthy breakfast meal consisting of whole grain waffle sticks with all… Read more »