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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Combat hunger in someone’s honor

February 5th, 2016

A gift to DC Central Kitchen is a truly meaningful way pay tribute to someone or a special occasion. Your gift in honor or in…



Class 102 grad employed full-time at high-end bistro, Ris

January 27th, 2016

We love it when DCCK grads find jobs. We love it even more when grads find mentors at their place of employment. That is exactly…



Not even a blizzard can stop us

January 27th, 2016

You’ve heard us say before that DC Central Kitchen never closes – and we don’t. During Storm Jonas, our staff and volunteers went beyond our…



Saturday Sips rescheduled for January 30th due to snow!

January 11th, 2016

In light of the looming snow storm, Saturday Sips has been rescheduled to next Saturday, January 30th. The start time (6:30pm for VIP, 7:30pm for general admission) and venue (Newseum)…



DCCK featured in the news!

January 5th, 2016

  Several news stories about DC Central Kitchen aired on television and posted online during the holiday season. On December 18, our Culinary Job Training…



The gift of a job

November 16th, 2015

DC Central Kitchen needs your support to combat hunger and poverty in Washington, DC.   Nearly one fifth of DC residents – 115,000 men, women,…


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