D.C. Central Kitchen Aidan Palmaccio and Max Moulton

DCCK receiving a shipment of potatoes

The D.C. Central Kitchen is a non-profit organization created by Robert Egger in 1989 because he felt that charitable responses to hunger at the time were not efficient enough.

"We serve real meals, not bags of groceries or crates of canned goods."

Get Involved

  1. Volunteer: help prepare meals
  2. delivery
  3. donate
  4. harvest foods that would go to waste
1 in 6 people in America face hunger


"We believe we will never feed our way out of hunger, because hunger is a symptom of the deeper problem of poverty."

The DCCK knows that they will never be able to help every person living in poverty, but they help as much as possible. They have made a huge impact on fighting the problems in the Washington D.C. area.

Why does this matter?

This organization is important because hunger and poverty are a big problem in the U.S. While it may not directly affect everyone, it is important that people try to help in any way that they can.


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