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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Volunteer Profile: Suga Chef Brings Style, Sweets to DCCK

July 11th, 2014

The students of the first Culinary Job Training class at Central Union Mission yesterday got their first taste of cooking sweets this week thanks to…

Angel Donor Wanted: What We’d Do with a Million Dollars

July 7th, 2014

So much of what we do at DC Central Kitchen is powered by lots of “small” contributions, whether they’re annual family donations, monthly recurring gifts,…

DCCK Culinary Graduate Finds Work at the White House

July 2nd, 2014

At DC Central Kitchen, we teach our students that every job is a good job. An entry-level gig as a prep cook or dishwasher might…

DCCK Training Director Receives White House Honor

June 30th, 2014

One woman working in the basement of one of this country’s largest homeless shelters has spent 17 years helping DC’s ex-offenders get back on their…

Home Cooking vs. Hunger Week: Let’s Talk Live Videos

June 20th, 2014

Check out our staff on Let’s Talk Live this week, featuring our efforts to fight hunger and promote healthy eating. We’re excited to be part of…

Cluck The Truck Raises $30k for DCCK

June 19th, 2014

We did it! Our donors mobilized on June 19th to support Cluck The Truck, our summer campaign to acquire the chicken we need for our…

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