about the Project
After three decades of operating in the basement of the Federal City Shelter downtown, DC Central Kitchen has overcome our lack of space and transformed our work in a best-in-class workforce development and healthy food distribution center located in the Buzzard Point neighborhood of Southwest Washington, DC.
This new facility within the River Point development allows us to triple our capacity, providing the healthy food and job training opportunities that our community needs more urgently than ever before. By 2025, our new home will enable DCCK to expand our job training by 150%, create 50 new jobs, expand our volunteer network from 16,000 to 25,000 volunteers annually, and generate over $200 million in annual financial impact for the community.
Our new home is part of a powerful mixed-use development on the Southwest Waterfront, becoming a cornerstone of a re-imagined Buzzard Point neighborhood while scaling up to meet the needs of our community. Alongside top restaurants and new housing, DC Central Kitchen occupies 36,000 square feet across two floors – including a highly visible first floor along the corner of 2nd Street and V Street SW.