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 »

Graduate Profile: William

Graduating from DC Central Kitchen was one of the most important milestones in William’s life, second only to overcoming his drug addiction, he says. “I never graduated from high school,” says William, “so I didn’t know what it felt like to complete something and have people be truly proud of me.” It’s been a little… Read more »

Supporting the Save Good Food Amendment Act

Last month, our Director of Procurement and Sustainability, Amy Bachman, testified in front of the DC Council to support the “Save Good Food Amendment Act of 2017.” Introduced by Councilmember Mary Cheh, the bill aims to reduce food waste by providing clear guidelines and tax incentives for businesses to donate food to nonprofits like DC… Read more »