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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Inside the Truck Farm: Bio-Intensive Gardening at DCCK

July 22nd, 2014

One of our favorite educational tools at DC Central Kitchen is the Truck Farm, a traveling mini-garden in the bed of a pick-up truck. We…

Connecting 15,000 Volunteers to Our Mission

July 16th, 2014

In late spring, DC Central Kitchen Volunteer Manager Pertula George-Redd introduced a new, interactive volunteer orientation. With 15,000 volunteers working at the Kitchen each year,…

Donor Profile: Sharon and Larry Beeman Plan a Legacy of Impact

July 16th, 2014

Retirees Sharon and Larry Beeman got to know DC Central Kitchen the way they got to know many charitable organizations: through benefit events. They attended…

Overhauling First Helping

July 15th, 2014

DC Central Kitchen’s mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities, and that mission is our guide…

Restaurant Partner Profile: Willow Restaurant

July 13th, 2014

Chefs and restaurateurs are busy people. So why do Chef/Owners Tracy O’Grady and Kate Jansen of Willow Restaurant spend hours of their precious free time…

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…

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