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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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Truck Farm


Overview
The Truck Farm is a traveling, edible exhibit that allows D.C.’s urban youth to really “dig in” to the source of the food that fuels their growing bodies and minds. In partnership with the  United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) People’s Garden, DC Central Kitchen’s Truck Farm visits youth agencies and schools to deliver interactive and educational lessons about the benefits of nutritious produce.

Additionally, the one-hour educational sessions directly engage children in the process by allowing them to plant seasonal vegetables in a mini-garden in the bed of a 2002 Dodge Ram pick-up. The Truck Farm has also become a vital part of our wraparound approach to ending childhood hunger. The program increases participation in the healthy, scratch-cooked meals we deliver to ten DC schools in Ward 5, 7, and 8 by using lessons to generate enthusiasm about the fresh fruits and vegetables on their lunch trays.

The Truck Farm was a part of the USDA farmers market every Friday as well as summer youth events hosted by the People’s Garden and Capital Area Food Bank.

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