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The scarcity of healthy, affordable food in lower-income neighborhoods of our city has contributed to a childhood obesity rate upwards of 40 percent. With just three grocery stores in DC’s Wards 7 and 8, families often have to ride two or three buses to spend their limited resources on fresh, nutritious options – a stark… Read more »

Capital Food Fight returns November 16!

Tickets to DC Central Kitchen’s signature fundraising event, Capital Food Fight™ are now on sale! Presented by Smithfield Foods,  Capital Food Fight brings together over 1,200 guests to taste food and drink from more than 80 of DC’s best restaurants and mixologists while enjoying live onstage entertainment. Voted “Best Charity Event” in DC by The… Read more »

Students descend upon nation’s capital for CKP Boot Camp

Replicating DC Central Kitchen’s model in big cities and small towns across America isn’t easy. That’s why every summer, we bring the students in charge of leading our dozens of Campus Kitchens to Washington, DC for three days of intensive training. This year’s Campus Kitchens Project Boot Camp doubled in size due to student interest,… Read more »

Healthy Corners ad campaign launches in Ward 8

With five social ventures responsible for serving more than 3 million meals and employing 177 people, it isn’t always easy to stay on top of what DC Central Kitchen is doing, even if we’re in your neighborhood. To make sure residents of Ward 8 knew about the dozens of fresh, healthy, and local items we’re… Read more »

Smithfield Foods donates 80,000 pounds of protein to DCCK and the Capital Area Food Bank

On Thursday, August 17, Smithfield Foods’ Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, a program focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure, donated nearly 80,000 pounds of protein to nonprofit food recovery partners DC Central Kitchen and the Capital Area Food Bank. The donation, equivalent to nearly 320,000 servings, was split between the two… Read more »