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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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…



DCCK releases free manual to increase healthy food access in low-income communities

February 11th, 2015

DC Central Kitchen today unveiled our free manual, “Turning the Corner: The Inside Guide to Fighting Food Deserts through Corner Store Collaborations” – a comprehensive…



Ms. Anand goes to Washington: My experience attending the State of the Union

January 29th, 2015

Ever since I came to DC Central Kitchen I’ve considered myself blessed by the opportunities I’ve been given and the life I’ve been able to…



7th annual Sips & Suppers raises funds for DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table

January 29th, 2015

This past Saturday and Sunday, kitchen legends José Andrés, Joan Nathan, and Alice Waters hosted the annual Sips & Suppers weekend culinary event to raise funds for DC Central Kitchen…



What cold weather means at DCCK

January 15th, 2015

Cold weather brings changes to DC Central Kitchen’s daily operations. The city’s homeless shelters we serve are typically closed during the day, but when the…


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