How we help:
- Combating Hunger
We prepare meals, serving thousands of our most vulnerable neighbors each day.
- Creating Opportunity
We train unemployed men and women, empowering them to replace homelessness, addiction, and crime with culinary careers.
- Nourishing Communities
We fight for food justice, working with small, local farmers to bring healthy food and fresh produce to DC schools and corner stores.
- Resisting Recession
We strengthen the local economy, using social enterprise to create jobs for our culinary trainees and promote self-sufficiency among those we help.
For more than 25 years, DC Central Kitchen has pioneered a new model of using food as a tool to change lives. We provide nutritious meals to our neighbors in need, equip unemployed men and women to begin culinary careers, and engineer successful social enterprises that advance our mission while creating good jobs for the people we serve. Through job training, healthy food distribution, and local small business partnerships, DC Central Kitchen offers path-breaking solutions to poverty, hunger, and poor health.
2013 DCCK Overview
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