Longtime volunteers cross $250,000 in giving

Each year, DC Central Kitchen welcomes more than 15,000 volunteers to our headquarters in the basement of one of America’s largest homeless shelters. With volunteers visiting us from all 50 states and dozens of countries around the world, we know many individuals will only work with us one time. But other volunteers become mainstays of… Read more »

DCCK helps ‘Beat the Streets’ this summer

From June through August, DC Central Kitchen will partner with the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department at Beat the Streets, a weekly community gathering that engages local residents and nonprofits to promote alternatives to violence and bring our communities together. The events offer music, games, food, and provide access to information and programs that help… Read more »

DCCK’s Healthy School Food program: A year in review

This week marks the end of another school year at DC Public Schools. It also marks the end of DC Central Kitchen’s seventh year preparing healthy, scratch-cooked, and locally-sourced food for DC Public Schools. As the school year ends, we’re proud to report on the incredible work of our dedicated team of chefs, dieticians, and… Read more »

Director honored with Council of DC Recognition Proclamation

Earlier this week, DC Central Kitchen’s Culinary Job Training Director Chef Marianne Ali was recognized by the Council of the District of Columbia with a ceremonial proclamation honoring her two decades of service and significant contributions to the organization’s life-changing job training program. The acknowledgement marks Chef Ali’s twenty-year career with DC Central Kitchen, throughout… Read more »

We need a new truck!

Earlier this month we launched a fundraising campaign to raise funds for a new 18-foot box truck. Refrigerated box trucks run about $150,000, and we need your support to raise enough funds to buy the truck we need. Every day, DC Central Kitchen prepares more than 12,000 healthy meals for our community. That’s 15 low-income schools,… Read more »

DCCK’s volunteer coordinator receives Community Champion Award

On May 14, DCCK’s Volunteer Coordinator, Jessica, was publicly honored with the Capital One Bank Community Champions Award during halftime of the Mystics game. The Mystics and Capital One Bank are working together to recognize our local DC heroes. At every Mystics home game this season, Capital One bank is honoring individuals who make a… Read more »