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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Summer processing helps DCCK deliver farm fresh produce to DC schools

August 24th, 2015

Summer means logistical modifications at DC Central Kitchen when we adjust staffing for the changing school schedule and accommodate the huge volume of produce we…



Graduate Profile: Billy Johnson

August 23rd, 2015

Billy Johnson is proof of what’s possible at any age. At 58, he’s already experienced a lifetime of tragedy, but that didn’t stop him from…



Smart partnerships boost social enterprise revenue

August 18th, 2015

Over the last year, our catering business Fresh Start, has honed its focus on ongoing contracts with local businesses. These partnerships not only provide steady…



A summer soirée benefitting DCCK

August 17th, 2015

Are you looking for an excuse to get outside and enjoy the last few weeks of summer? We’ve got you covered! Join DC Central Kitchen…



The best DCCK grad story of the year

July 29th, 2015

We’ve been sharing a lot recently about our 100th graduation and DCCK’s role as job creators in our community. Graduations are inspiring for lots of…



14 weeks of training and a lifetime of change

July 24th, 2015

You may have been one of the 500 DC Central Kitchen supporters who came out to the Ronald Reagan Building on July 10 to witness…


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