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 helps kick off 20th season of the USDA’s Farmers Market

May 4th, 2015

On Friday, DC Central Kitchen joined Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator Anne Alonzo at the opening ceremony of the…



DCCK staff work to raise $10,000 in the second annual ’10 for 10′ campaign

April 16th, 2015

On Sunday, April 26, a group of DCCK employees will run a ten-mile race with the goal of raising $10,000 – the cost of putting…



A reason to celebrate Tax Day

April 15th, 2015

Tax Day for many people is a source of stress and frustration –a year’s worth of receipts and endless conversations with CPAs to help stretch…



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…


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