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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DCCK’s Capital Food Fight™ is back!

September 30th, 2015

Join DC Central Kitchen at our signature fundraising event and DC’s biggest foodie event of the year, the Capital Food Fight™ on November 12, 2015.Tickets…



DCCK’s CEO awarded highest honor from Williams College

September 22nd, 2015

Last weekend, DC Central Kitchen’s fearless leader, Mike Curtin, received a Bicentennial Medal from Williams College – his Alma mater. Established in 1993 in honor…



Staff profile: Crystal Marshall

September 17th, 2015

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw was once quoted saying: “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look…



A mid-year update on our work

August 27th, 2015

Each year at the end of summer, DCCK takes a look back at our progress toward our goals to combat hunger and create opportunity in…



Summer processing helps DCCK deliver farm fresh produce to DC schools

August 24th, 2015

Summer means logistical modifications at DC Central Kitchen when we adjust staffing for the changing school schedule and accommodate the huge volume of produce we…



Graduate Profile: Billy Johnson

August 23rd, 2015

Billy Johnson is proof of what’s possible at any age. At 58, he’s already experienced a lifetime of tragedy, but that didn’t stop him from…


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