DCCK on track to prepare 69,000 meals for youth this summer

This summer, DC Central Kitchen is again participating in the DC Free Summer Meals Program (FSMP) and will ramp up our meal preparation and distribution efforts to help our city’s most at-risk children stay nourished. June 20th marked the first day of FSMP, an initiative of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and DC’s Office of the… Read more »

Culinary Job Training students compete in DC foodie events

  Last month, our Culinary Job Training students were busy not only in the classroom, but also competing at foodie events across the city. On June 16, the students enrolled our seventh satellite class at the Central Union Mission shelter for homeless men competed in the annual Biscuit Bash at Art & Soul Restaurant. The… Read more »

DC Central Kitchen again selected as DC Public Schools food service contractor!

DC Central Kitchen has been selected as one of the food service providers for DC Public Schools in the 2016-2017 academic year. A continuation of our partnership with DC Public Schools that began in 2010, DCCK will serve nearly 1,000 more low-income students, providing healthy, scratch-cooked meals to schoolchildren at 12 District schools in Ward… Read more »

DCCK partners with DC nonprofit CentroNía

DC Central Kitchen is expanding our reach as the District’s only USDA-recognized permanent food hub through a partnership with educational organization CentroNía. Over the past four months, the Kitchen has delivered over 6,200 pounds of local produce and protein to CentroNía, a DC nonprofit offering year-round education and support services for low-income children and their… Read more »

Strawberries & Salad Greens Day: DCCK celebrates local, seasonal food at DC Schools

“Umm, excuse me miss; you said you were going to teach me about how strawberries grow after I try this salad. I’ve tried it!” an eager Aiton Elementary student exclaimed while examining a little plant with two new strawberries among its leaves. On Wednesday, June 8th, DC Central Kitchen’s school foods team celebrated the benefits… Read more »

Healthy Corners pop-up markets expand access to fresh produce in DC’s food deserts

Last week, DC Central Kitchen held its second Healthy Corners pop-up market at the Chesapeake Big Market corner store in Ward 8. The second pop-up market at this location was resounding success and resulted in the sale of more than 225 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables! At every Healthy Corners Pop-Up Market, our Nutrition… Read more »