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Walmart and US Department of State Team Up to Support DC Central Kitchen

, November 20th, 2012

DCCK truck picks up gift bags

Last Thursday, Walmart and the US Department of State teamed up to provide 600 bags of Thanksgiving meal items to DC Central Kitchen.

Foreign ambassadors and their families gathered at the Blair House for the annual Taste of Thanksgiving hosted by the State Department to share in the American tradition of Thanksgiving and celebrate the power of food to bring people together.

While dining on gourmet Thanksgiving fare provided by American Chef Corps members Chef Art Smith, Chef B. Smith and Chef Richard Hetzler, guests were invited to participate in a service project to benefit DC Central Kitchen.

Thanks to a generous product donation by Walmart, diplomats and their families helped to assemble 600 re-usable bags filled with yams, green beans, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and stuffing. These bags will be distributed through First Helping, DC Central Kitchen’s street outreach program which serves breakfast to homeless and low-income men and women and helps them find homes, jobs, and new beginnings

Bags will also be distributed to current students and alumni of our Culinary Job Training Program.  DC Central Kitchen thanks Walmart and the State Department for providing all of our clients with a taste of Thanksgiving this year.

Walmart is a long-time partner of DC Central Kitchen, providing over $1.1 million to support life changing programs.

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