Bringing the kitchen HOME

Healthy Food. Career Training. Life-Changing Opportunities.

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Road to $35 Million 94%

DC Central Kitchen’s new home will become the region’s hub for scaling solutions to hunger, poor health, and poverty and a best-in-class center for career training, job creation, and healthy food distribution. Our ambitious goal of $35 million includes $15 million in capital and construction costs, $15 million to offset our first ten years of rent and occupancy expenses, and $5 million in program expansion funds as we maximize the social impact of our new space. 

DC Central Kitchen envisions a more just city where everyone has access to healthy food, meaningful careers, and opportunities to achieve their full potential.  

After three decades operating in the basement of the Federal City Shelter in downtown DC, we are thrilled to be relocating our headquarters to the Buzzard Point neighborhood in early 2022. This new facility within the River Point development will allow us to triple our capacity, providing the healthy food and job training opportunities that our community needs more urgently than ever before.  

In addition to scaling our programs, offering a state-of-the-art learning environment for our culinary trainees, and ensuring a base of operations here in our nation’s capital for decades to come, DC Central Kitchen looks forward to becoming an integral, inclusive part of the Southwest DC community, unleashing the power of food through bold, innovative solutions. 

Join us in this urgent and ambitious effort to build a solution for hunger and poverty worthy of our nation’s capital. 

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This campaign comes at a critical time for our community. Your support today will help DC Central Kitchen meet the demands of this moment and leave a personal legacy in the form of a stronger, fairer community in the years to come. For more information and naming opportunities, contact


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