DC Central Kitchen

A nonprofit organization

1,941 donors

As the nation’s first and leading community kitchen, DC Central Kitchen develops and operates social ventures targeting the cycle of hunger and poverty. Each of our ventures create opportunities for meaningful careers, expand access to healthy food, and provide innovative solutions to systemic failures

Our life-changing programs provide culinary training to youth and adults facing high barriers to employment, turn wasted food into balanced meals for shelters and nonprofits, expand access to healthy food, and provide healthy, scratch-cooked meals in low-income schools. These efforts have been recognized with the leading national award for healthy school food innovation, The Golden Carrot; the Washington Business Journal’s Green Business Award for Innovation; and the DC Chamber of Commerce’s Community Impact Award. To learn more, visit www.dccentralkitchen.orgor follow @dcck on Twitter.

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Organization name

DC Central Kitchen

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2121 First Street SW
Washington, DC 20024