A Note from our CEO
This report marks another year of life-changing work here at DC Central Kitchen, and two full years of carrying out that work in the face of a pandemic. Thanks to the incredible and catalytic support of our community, we have continued to move our programs and mission forward.
Our Culinary Job Training program moved to Nationals Park and the Ronald Reagan Building before settling into our re-opened social enterprise cafe in Ward 8 and celebrating our 2000th graduate. We deployed our first-ever food trucks to provide meals during school breaks, transformed the Washington Convention Center into a grocery assembly line, and delivered record quantities of healthy food to small corner stores. We met the urgent needs of the moment while planning for our biggest move yet: transitioning from our long-time headquarters in a shelter basement later this year to a transformational 36,000 square foot facility named the Michael R. Klein Center for Jobs and Justice, where we will expand our programs and help anchor a more inclusive post-pandemic recovery.
Because of you, DC Central Kitchen has adapted and adjusted without ever losing sight of our values and unflinching focus on the root causes of hunger and poverty in our city. I hope you enjoy seeing what your support has made possible and look forward to sharing more ‘big moves’ in the year to come.
Mike Curtin, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer