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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November 16th, 2015

Your gift to DC Central Kitchen today gives struggling men and women the tools they need to get and keep a job. A private donor is matching all gifts received…



Staff profile: Crystal

November 13th, 2015

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw was once quoted saying: “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look…



Graduate profile: LaShawn

November 13th, 2015

As I walked into the bustling kitchen of Geppetto Catering at 9am on a Friday morning, it was clear the staff had been hard at work for…



The best DCCK grad story of the year

November 13th, 2015

In the days that followed our 100th graduation this summer, one notably inspiring story made its way around the organization. Earl was a student of Class…



DC Central Kitchen earns national school lunch award

October 15th, 2015

On Tuesday, DC Central Kitchen was presented with a Golden Carrot Award and a $2,015 grant from the Physicians Committee. The Golden Carrot Awards, established…



Breaking the cycle, one family member at a time

October 12th, 2015

DC Central Kitchen specializes in second chances—and that’s why many of our culinary students come to us late in their adulthoods, after decades of personal…


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