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DC Central Kitchen is located on the ground floor of the Federal City Shelter at 425 Second Street NW. The Federal City Shelter is a three story gray building on the southeast corner of Second and E Streets NW.
Please note that the Central Kitchen cannot be entered from Second Street. The entrance to the Central Kitchen is at the back of this building, down the service road off of E Street NW and is marked by a large sign. It looks like a service/delivery entrance.
There is limited parking in the area, so please use public transportation. DC Central Kitchen is near the Union Station and Judiciary Square Red Line Metro stops.
Driving from Northwest D.C.
Heading east on Massachusetts Avenue, NW, turn right onto Ninth Street NW, then turn left onto E Street NW. Follow E Street, cross Second Street NW, then take an immediate right down the service road, just after the building or behind the building.
Driving from North Capital Street
Heading south on North Capitol Street, cross Massachusetts Avenue, then take a right onto E Street NW. Cross New Jersey Avenue and First Street NW, then take a left into the service road just before the building. If you come to 2nd St. NW, you’ve gone too far.
Driving from 395 North
On 395, take the D Street NW / U.S. Capitol exit. Stay in the right lane, and look for the D Street NW ramp which is marked by a small sign; do not follow the exit for the U.S. Senate. Take the D Street NW exit (which will put you on Second Street NW), and at the first traffic light go straight for one block, then take a right on E Street, then take the immediate right down the service road, just behind the building.
Driving from 66 East
Take 66 across the Roosevelt Bridge into the District. Follow Constitution Avenue (Route 50) to Sixth Street NW and take a left. Go straight for several blocks and take a right onto E Street NW. Follow E Street, cross Second Street NW, then take an immediate right down the service road, just behind the building.
Parking At The Kitchen
Parking is available in lots at Union Station, on E Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets NW and on the street. There is metered parking along E Street NW, 1st Street NW and New Jersey Avenue NW, all within a block of the Kitchen. There are two parking garages for your convenience:
First Street: Turn in alley on1st Street NW between D and E Streets. Parking is usually available in this garage for $5 for the 1st hour and $10 for each additional hour. Cars only.
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