Washington, DC – June 2022 – After more than three decades, DC Central Kitchen, the nation’s first and leading community kitchen, is preparing to pack up its shelter basement headquarters for a new home at The Michael R. Klein Center for Jobs & Justice. Over the past two years, the social enterprise nonprofit has undertaken a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 bringingthekitchenhome.org/donate/.
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation is one of DC Central Kitchen’s longest-tenured supporters. From supporting our pandemic relief efforts to sponsoring the education of more than 270 Culinary Job Training students over 13 classes since 2008, the Foundation has been at our side through recessions, natural disasters, and even a pandemic. The […]
Spike Mendelsohn on Bringing The Kitchen Home from DC Central Kitchen on Vimeo. Local celebrity chef and restaurateur, Spike Mendelsohn talks about his excitement for DC Central Kitchen’s new facility and why he’s involved with the Bringing The Kitchen Home campaign. You can support our transition to a new dignified kitchen at https://bringingthekitchenhome.org/donate/
Celebrity Chef, humanitarian, and Bringing the Kitchen Home Campaign Chair, José Andrés, visited us during our Thanksgiving meal prep and recorded this message emphasizing the importance of our last holiday in our 2nd Street Kitchen. José has seen DC Central Kitchen in its early days and has seen first hand how our social enterprise […]
DC Central Kitchen CEO, Mike Curtin, gives us a walkthrough of our new facility, the Michael R. Klein Center for Jobs and Justice. To learn more about the Bringing the Kitchen Home Campaign and how you can support our transition into a new building, visit www.bringingthekitchenhome.org/donate.
Thanks to the generosity of Craig Newmark Philanthropies (craigstable) and three area family foundations, all gifts will be matched up to $2 Million!