Giving back this holiday season

The holidays are fast approaching! Here are a few ways you can directly support our work to combat hunger and poverty this season. Food Drives Due to the high volume of meals we produce every day, food drives need to be centered on one or two items.  Limiting food drives in such a way allows… Read more »

100% employment for recent grads!

The job search can be grueling, especially for our Culinary Job Training students who often have histories of incarceration or other high barriers to employment. But our recent cohort of students overcame those odds, achieving 100% employment post-graduation! This class was our ninth to be hosted at Central Union Mission, a valued partner organization that… Read more »

All donations will be doubled!

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 »