The food fighters

From DC Central Kitchen’s improbable beginnings 35 years ago, the organization has redefined the issues of food waste, unemployment, mass incarceration, school nutrition, and chronic disease through award-winning programs and a gutsy, risk-taking mindset that allowed us to hurdle one obstacle after another.
Written by our former grant writing intern (and now Chief Development Officer) Alexander Moore in 2024, this expanded second edition of The Food Fighters shows how DC Central Kitchen’s path-breaking approach to combating the root causes of hunger is more relevant today than ever before. Packed with practical perspectives from award-winning nonprofit professionals, inspiring first-hand accounts from survivors of homelessness and incarceration, and the exclusive insights of high-profile partners like José Andrés, Spike Mendelsohn, Craig Newmark, and Michael R. Klein, The Food Fighters equips readers to take on hunger in their own communities while challenging traditional notions of what it means to do good.
The book is available via its publisher, at major online booksellers like Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as an e-book (Kindle, Nook), and at all DC Central Kitchen Cafe locations.
DC Central Kitchen has taught me a lesson that changed my life: that by harnessing the power of food to provide nourishment and dignity, we can change the world. The Food Fighters is a testament to that power, and its stories of breaking down walls and building communities will teach and inspire you, too.”
Chef José Andrés