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. The organization provides nutritious meals to 80 nearby nonprofit partners, equips unemployed men and women to begin culinary careers, and creates healthy, scratch-cooked, locally-sourced meals for children at 10 DC schools. Through job training, healthy food distribution, and local small business partnerships, DC Central Kitchen offers path-breaking solutions to poverty, hunger, and poor health.
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