A Year in Review: Healthy School Foods

June marks the end of another school year and DC Central Kitchen’s eighth year as a foodservice provider for DC Public Schools. Join us in looking back and celebrating the accomplishments of our Healthy School Food program this academic year. Since August, we served over 1.4 million healthy, scratch-cooked meals at 15 schools in DC,… Read more »

A collective will to do good

At DC Central Kitchen, our diverse slate of programs means that our efforts often affect people and our community in very different ways. While the immediate impact of providing a healthy meal to resident of a homeless shelter who might otherwise go hungry that night is inarguable, other activities, like providing financial literacy education to… Read more »

Remembering Anthony

Along with millions of other people – those who knew Anthony personally and those who rightfully felt like they knew him after joining him on televised journeys around the world – we were shocked and saddened to learn of his passing. We were fortunate to count him as a friend, supporter, and inspiration over the… Read more »

Trust the Process

Trust the process. Students in our Culinary Job Training (CJT) program hear this line repeatedly throughout their 14 weeks of training with us. It is a reminder that our process works when you listen, learn and take one step at a time. These days, it isn’t just the students needing to trust the process, but… Read more »

We’re launching a youth job training center in DC’s Ward 8

We are excited to announce a bold new plan inspired by the needs and priorities of our community. DC Central Kitchen will be opening a satellite location at THEARC, an iconic campus that is home to more than a dozen high performing nonprofits, schools, and health and wellness services in Ward 8. At this additional… Read more »

National Volunteer Month: Spotlight on our champions

After retiring from teaching, Jeffery began volunteering at DC Central Kitchen. On his first day, he wasn’t sure what to expect. His first task: mincing garlic for the entirety of his two-hour shift. By the time he stopped smelling like garlic, it was time to come back for this second shift, at which he diced… Read more »