How This DC Kitchen Is Transforming Lives

The DC Central Kitchen is about more than just food.

Beyond helping people find and start a career, DC Central Kitchen also prepares 5,000 meals each day, largely prepared by program graduates and volunteers.

By incorporating large amounts of leftover and surplus food that would otherwise have been thrown away, they're also helping save the environment by preventing excess waste.

The meals are donated to 80 area shelters, nonprofits and transitional homes which can then use the money saved to help their clients and fund their programs.