Combating Hunger, Creating Opportunity

DC Central Kitchen is America's leader in reducing hunger with recycled food, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals, and rebuilding urban food systems through social enterprise.
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A new delivery truck for Healthy Corners

March 23rd, 2015

DC Central Kitchen’s one-of-a-kind Healthy Corners program more than doubled the number of locations last summer from 28 stores to 67. To keep up with our growing…



Breaking the rules for Spring Break at DCCK

March 20th, 2015

For most college students, Spring Break means more than traveling to tropical destinations. We see this firsthand at DC Central Kitchen during the months of…



Class 99 suits up for success

March 18th, 2015

On March 4 Culinary Job Training Class 99 visited longtime DCCK partner, A Wider Circle. The organization located in Silver Spring, MD furnishes the homes…



DC just investigated its homeless services providers: What’s next?

March 9th, 2015

Despite a whole lot of talk and a fair amount of public spending, homelessness in DC is on the rise. Clearly, something is very wrong….



8 simple rules for righteous entrepreneurs

February 27th, 2015

The following is adapted from a speech made at the 2015 Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit. At DC Central Kitchen, we talk a lot about…



DCCK achieves 100% employment rate for adults without GEDs

February 12th, 2015

A critical new policy brief from the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region (CFNCR), entitled “Charting the Course,” brings new attention to the employment…


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