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, April 1st, 2014

Sound Bites Tickets On Sale Now

Sound Bites is Coming!
Sound Bites
DC Central Kitchen’s Outdoor Festival of Local Music, Food, & Change
May 4th, 2014 • 1 – 5 PM
The Ronald Reagan Building’s
Woodrow Wilson Plaza 

Tickets only $65 including food, beer, wine, artisian cocktails, bar battle, and music. On sale now!

Beer, Speciality Drinks, and Artisan Cocktails
Now included with admission!

Mixology Madness: The Battle of the Bars
Hosted by Scott Thuman (ABC 7/News Channel 8) and Tommy McFly (ABC7 News & 94.7 FreshFM).

25 Hot Restaurants + Food Trucks
Acre 121
Bar Pilar
DC Central Kitchen
Dyvine BBQ
Farmers Fishers Bakers
Gordon Biersch
The Hamilton
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
Rappahannock River Oysters
Ronald Reagan Building
And more to come…

Music from:
Billy Thompson (Band)
Ingelside Collective
Black Masala
DJ Harry Hotter

All proceeds benefit DC Central Kitchen.

More information and tickets:

, March 19th, 2014

Groupon Deal Supports DC Central Kitchen

Dine with Groupon this week and they’ll donate a meal to DC Central Kitchen. This is your chance to fight hunger and support life changing programs. Check out their daily deals here.

If you would like to donate to support our work, here’s our $10 groupon deal - the perfect gift idea! For every $10 raised, DC Central Kitchen can prepare and distribute four locally sourced meals.

Groupon is also the presenting sponsor of Sound Bites, DC Central Kitchen’s Outdoor Festival of Music, Food, & Change at the Ronald Reagan Building on May 4th, 2014. Tickets are on sale April 1st. For more information, visit

, March 10th, 2014

Nellie’s Hosts Drag Bingo Night for DCCK

Don’t miss this fun opportunity to support DC Central Kitchen. Join the team at Nellie’s for Drag Bingo Night on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014. $1 of every Nellie Beer sold will benefit DCCK. Bring your friends!

Drag Bingo Night Benefiting DCCK
March, 18th, 2014, 6:30 PM
Nellie’s Sports Bar
900 U St NW, District of Columbia, 20001

Please contact Nellie’s to register your team in advance: (202) 332-NELL.

Also, here’s the event on Facebook. Please invite your friends!

, February 18th, 2014

Empty Bowls Fundraiser This Saturday


In February, the Flint Hill School Pottery Club joined staff and volunteers for a pottery demonstration. Proceeds from the pottery sales benefit DCCK.

A big thanks to the Flint Hill School for supporting DC Central Kitchen through their Empty Bowls fundraiser. Check out this fantastic event on Saturday that aims to raise $10,000 for our work. Click here for details.

4th Annual Flint Hill School Clay Club Event
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014, 11 AM
3320 Jermantown Road, Oakton, VA, 22124
More info:

, February 6th, 2014

International Wine & Food Festival

For every ticket purchased to the Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival on February 13th – 15th, 2014, $25 will be donated to DC Central Kitchen. Use this link to purchase tickets today. What a fantastic Valentine’s Day gift to support our work!

International Wine & Food Festival

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