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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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Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie Gives Keynote at Class 97 Graduation

October 22nd, 2014

It was another packed house at DC Central Kitchen’s Class 97 graduation ceremony on October 10. Friends, family and esteemed guests joined DCCK staff, CJT…

Students Nationwide in Competition for Campus Kitchen Launch Grant

October 16th, 2014

On Tuesday, DC Central Kitchen’s national program, The Campus Kitchens Project, kicked off an innovative launch grant video competition sponsored by AARP Foundation. Through October…

Vote for DC Central Kitchen!

October 13th, 2014

Today through November 9th, DC Central Kitchen will participate in an online video competition and we need your support to help us win $30,000 from…

DC Central Kitchen Appears on ‘The Chew’

October 2nd, 2014

Yesterday, DC Central Kitchen staff, graduates, and friends grew a little bit closer to each other as we shared in the delight of seeing our…

Jobs, Business, and Mentors Made at Union Kitchen

September 24th, 2014

On paper they might seem like an unlikely pair. Chef Nadine Bailey-Joyner is in her mid-50’s, holds a Master’s in Business Administration, and has been…

Healthy Corners Program Doubles in Size

September 10th, 2014

Last week, The Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine published a new study revealing that while Americans as a whole are eating healthier, low-income…

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