DC Central Kitchen presents our latest annual report.  See how we’re delivering on our mission, contributing to sustainable progress, and making the best use of our resources

Be a Hungerfighter

Every day, dedicated volunteers help us transform wasted food into balanced meals for our community. Work with our kitchen staff to cut, chop, peel and prep food in our kitchen – no cooking or food service experience required!


From June to October, look for our special Thursday gleaning shifts, where volunteers help us harvest crops at local farms.


Questions? Read our list of the most common here


Volunteer Bill of Rights

You have rights as a DC Central Kitchen volunteer


Community Service Information for a Legal Matter

Community Service volunteers must follow DC Central Kitchen’s intake and reporting requirements


Watch a video from our Kitchen

Learn more about DC Central Kitchen and how volunteers like you make our work possible




Emergency Waitlist

We’ll let you know when we’re in need of extra hands in the kitchen!


Invest in Our Work

Make a donation to DC Central Kitchen

Hire us for catering

Learn more about how we can work together to improve the lives of DC residents