It’s Working! Six Months at the Klein Center for Jobs and Justice

It has been six full months since DC Central Kitchen transitioned from the shelter basement we called home for 30 years to the Michael R. Klein Center for Jobs and Justice. After years of planning, design, and construction, our vision of becoming the nation’s most ambitious community kitchen and urban food hub is now a […]


WASHINGTON D.C. MARCH 28, 2023 — CoBank has donated $2 million to DC Central Kitchen (DCCK), a Washington, DC-based social enterprise nonprofit that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation, while promoting a market for locally sourced, fresh produce – spending over $600,000 in 2022 with small and local farms. This contribution […]

VIDEO: The John Fenner Dish Room

Our community is at a turning point. But we’re about to prove that this city has everything it needs to solve its biggest challenges. That starts with our people. People like John Fenner. Please watch our brand-new video to hear John’s story in his own words! John’s been our unstoppable dishwasher for 22 years, ensuring safety […]

Chef and Humanitarian José Andrés Announces a $500,000 Challenge for DC Central Kitchen’s Transformative Expansion

DC Central Kitchen’s Klein Center for Jobs & Justice, the Nation’s Largest Community Kitchen and Urban Food Hub, Poised to Open This Fall in Southwest Washington, DC   Washington, DC – Friday, September 23, 2022 – At an exclusive event featuring DC Central Kitchen’s forthcoming new headquarters this afternoon, elected officials, top philanthropists, and community advocates gathered for a ‘first […]

A Sustainable Space

At DC Central Kitchen, we use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities. Part of that mission to squeeze every ounce of impact out of the food we use includes creatively preventing food waste and safeguarding the environment. That’s why for three decades, we have pioneered food recovery, local farm-to-school […]

Our Biggest Project Yet

Construction is underway on DC Central Kitchen’s brand-new, 36,000 square foot headquarters! The Michael R. Klein Center for Jobs and Justice will allow us to dramatically expand programming and provide the resources necessary to breaking the cycle of hunger, poverty, and injustice.   Our new home, along with the Bringing the Kitchen Home campaign that will make it a […]

VIDEO: Bringing the Kitchen Home Highlight

DC Central Kitchen CEO Mike Curtin Jr. discusses the significance of our biggest project yet – our new home, the Michael R. Klein Center for Jobs and Justice. Take an exclusive look at the building that will allow DC Central Kitchen to continue fighting hunger differently. You can support our transition at