DCCK teams up with Playworks to bring healthy living to more DC youth

DC Central Kitchen has provided nutrition education and healthy food in DC’s food deserts and low-income schools for years, but we know that a truly healthy lifestyle isn’t just about knowledge of and access to healthy food. A healthy lifestyle must involve physical activity and education, too. That’s why we’ve recently partnered with the DC… Read more »

DCCK’s national arm launches 50th location

Last week, Arkansas Tech University became the 50th school to join the national network of The Campus Kitchens Project, DCCK’s effort to scale its proven model nationally. This program empowers students to fight hunger and food waste in communities from Boston, Massachusetts to Spokane, Washington. Student volunteers with the Campus Kitchen at Arkansas Tech are… Read more »

Combat hunger in someone’s honor

A gift to DC Central Kitchen is a truly meaningful way pay tribute to someone or a special occasion. Your gift in honor or in memory of loved one, friend, or coworker will support DC Central Kitchen’s holistic meal distribution and job training programs. Make your tribute gift today! Donate online (the tribute section is at… Read more »

Class 102 grad employed full-time at high-end bistro, Ris

We love it when DCCK grads find jobs. We love it even more when grads find mentors at their place of employment. That is exactly what’s happened for recent class 102 graduate, Takia Jenkins. Takia graduated on January 5th, and just last week was hired to work full-time at Ris, the upscale neighborhood restaurant owned… Read more »

Not even a blizzard can stop us

You’ve heard us say before that DC Central Kitchen never closes – and we don’t. During Storm Jonas, our staff and volunteers went beyond our normal meal commitments last weekend to provide more than 20,000 healthy meals and snacks for our neighbors in need. Friday through Saturday, our kitchen was open and in full operation…. Read more »