Privacy Policy

DC Central Kitchen (collectively “DCCK”, “we,” “our,” or “us”) respects and is committed to protecting the privacy of all DC Central Kitchen donors (on or offline) and all users of our websites (,, and

To help make you aware of our data practices we drafted this Privacy Policy to describe the ways in which DC Central Kitchen collects, uses, discloses, and securely stores information from or about you through our websites and through offline engagements, such as mail or in-person events.

  1. Information collection, use, and sharing
  2. Your access to and control over information
  3. Security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information

Generally, you can visit DC Central Kitchen’s websites without revealing any personal information about yourself. Our web servers collect information such as domain names, IP addresses, and browser information, but not individual email addresses through aggregate tracking. This information is used to compile data such as the number of visits our site receives, the average time spent on the site, the pages viewed, etc. Aggregate information does not identify any individual person. We collect this anonymous data to measure the use of our site and to help us improve the site.

DC Central Kitchen’s website uses “cookies” and similar means to collect aggregate statistical information. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and are designed to be read only by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies are also used to recognize visitor preferences, temporarily store session information and past activity at our site in order to provide better service, an improved user experience, and easier access when individuals return to our site. Verified third parties may use cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from DC Central Kitchen’s website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads. You may set your browser to: (1) inform you when cookies are being set before a cookie is stored; (2) not accept cookies at all; and (3) erase all cookies from your hard drive. However, if you choose to reject or erase cookies, your ability to navigate our site may be limited. You can learn more about and opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting at

There are some instances in which you may choose to provide personal information to DC Central Kitchen. This may include subscribing to our e-newsletter, making a donation, purchasing tickets to events, and/or registering for a volunteer shift online. In these instances, DC Central Kitchen uses encryption software to keep your personal information, including credit card numbers, secure. The information provided over our secure data lines is used to process your request.

Online donors, ticket purchasers, and volunteers will be added to DC Central Kitchen’s constituent database and email distribution lists and may occasionally be contacted by mail. DC Central Kitchen may use collected personal information in data sets to create targeted online promotional campaigns about DC Central Kitchen programs and events. DC Central Kitchen publishes a list of donors in our annual report, which is released each spring.

DC Central Kitchen does not rent, share, or sell any constituent contact information (address, phone, email) with any third party organizations.


You may contact DC Central Kitchen directly at 202-847-0222, or by sending a letter to DC Central Kitchen, ATTN: Privacy Policy, 425 Second Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 to request:

  • to be removed from future mailing lists
  • to be unsubscribed from our email distributions lists (this can also be done by using the “unsubscribe” link included in all DC Central Kitchen emails)
  • to be excluded from data sets used to create targeted online promotional campaigns
  • to be listed as “Anonymous” in any public donor lists
  • to review what data we have about you, if any
  • to change/correct data we have about you
  • to express concern about our use of your data

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information, such as credit card data, through our website, this information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.

Any information you choose to provide in an email to us may not be secure.

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.