How This DC Kitchen is Transforming Lives

In the shadow of the US Capitol, DC Central Kitchen is not just preparing delicious and nutritious meals for area shelters. They're also empowering people and transforming their lives in an effort to break the cycle of poverty and joblessness.
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Food is something that is incredibly powerful every as the stories from. It's really something that we all have to brings us together and so bringing everyone together around a common table and work. To create change and just seems natural that Myers Mike Curtin and CEOs consistent. Kitchen focuses on power in using food as a tool to do what we work hard and who have engaged to create the opportunity. The possibility for individuals to break. It's incredibly destructive in generational cycle of addiction violence incarceration. Homelessness hunger and ultimate. That's what we do things. DC central kitchen is in the main points in the basement of the federal and sheltered the largest homeless shelters country. Largest home with. That. But down in the basement here of world war some were half what can come out of some hope. The locations offered from second. I was going home console alone you know the growth for the committee for now the good food in my heart so to me. I think application from old neighborhood ought to and they always say and it's that you would Federer. Through. Others have more bad I was cooks lead infinity. For about two years. That the room. Volunteers are huge part. Every year we have. 151000. While we are very insistent. And what they can do to help with top slice and dice were really interested in their heads or are we want them to stay in work. With our staff and students to have conversations that otherwise wouldn't. From 5000 meals out of fifty delivered to our community. From DC central kitchen we receive. Two deliveries a week we sold about 20250. People a day. Privacy is located north of the Columbia heights area of Washington DC. DC central kitchen is able to offer some incredibly healthy choices and some. Some varied options than what we might ordinarily see and certainly what some of our clients might be used to be then. What we're trying to show is that everyone. Has a place at this stage. And that we want to meet people where they are without judgment without reservations. And say come on in and work together with so we're all spinning around the city's eight. Your doctor lawyers teachers student. A convicted felon who was president of the United States. We're all standing around the same table doing the same thing to create change in our community.

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