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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In the past 23 years, DCCK, its founder Robert Egger, and its current CEO Michael Curtin have won dozens of notable awards.

DC Central Kitchen
Washington Business Journal “Green Business Award for Innovation” (2010)
DC Chamber of Commerce “Community Impact Award” (2012)
DC District Department of the Environment, “DC Mayor’s Environmental Excellence Award” (2010)

Robert Egger
Bender Prize for Community Service (2000)
Oprah Angel Network’s “Use Your Life Award” (2001)
Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian Magazine (2001)
Named one of the ten “Most Caring People in America” by the Caring Institute (2001)
World Hunger Year & Harry Chapin Foundation’s “Harry Chapin Self Reliance Award” (2002)
James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year (2004)
Alliance for Nonprofit Management’s “McAdam Prize” (Best Nonprofit Management Book, 2005)
Volunteers of America “Outstanding Community Service Award” (2005)
Oprah Magazine’s “Real Sexiest Men Alive” (2006)
Non Profit Times’ “50 Most Powerful and Influential Leaders” (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

Michael F. Curtin, Jr.
Ignatian Volunteer Corps’ “Della Strada Award” (2010)
Gelman, Rosenberg, and Freedman “EXCEL Award” for nonprofit leadership (2010)

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DC Central Kitchen

425 2nd St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (Near Union Station)
United Way# 8233, CFC# 67538
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