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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CJT Class 99 celebrates graduation with a full house

April 13th, 2015

DC Central Kitchen’s most recent Culinary Job Training class marked the end of 14 weeks of training and the beginning of their future at last…



DCCK guest post: A visitor from across the pond

March 31st, 2015

My name is Vikas, and I’m the CEO of a group of companies based in Manchester, United Kingdom.  I spend about one third of all…



Jacques Pépin’s 80th birthday and a cake made by DCCK

March 29th, 2015

Women’s Empowerment Class 2 got the chance to test their pastry skills last week while they worked to create one of more than 80 birthday…



Our supporters helped raise $55,000 for a new Healthy Corners delivery truck!

March 23rd, 2015

Thank you for supporting DCCK! With the help of many generous donors, we met our goal to purchase a new delivery truck!   DC Central Kitchen’s…



Breaking the rules for Spring Break at DCCK

March 20th, 2015

For most college students, Spring Break means more than traveling to tropical destinations. We see this firsthand at DC Central Kitchen during the months of…



Class 99 suits up for success

March 18th, 2015

On March 4 Culinary Job Training Class 99 visited longtime DCCK partner, A Wider Circle. The organization located in Silver Spring, MD furnishes the homes…


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