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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DC Central Kitchen

Info on Food Donations and Food Drives

We appreciate all in-kind donations and we encourage you to target your drive or cooking project to one of these items that we need the most:

For a large food donation or to establish a recurring food donation please contact Amy Bachman at or 202-400-2806 (direct) or 202-740-4014 (cell).

Other items on our on-going wish list include:

Donation drop-off Location:
425 2nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Drop dates and times:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Holidays:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

You can access the entrance from E Street NW, between 2nd and 1st Streets. The entrance is marked “DC Central Kitchen Entrance” on E Street. Follow the service road through the parking lot and enter the building through the large delivery entrance. The door to the front office will be on the right.

Please ensure that you receive a receipt for your donation as we need to keep track of all food we receive. Donations are tax deductible.

If you need donations to be picked up, please contact us at least 3 days in advance to make arrangements.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a pickup please contact Amy Bachman at or 202-400-2806 (direct) or 301-910-0545  (cell).

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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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