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The Challenges of Growing Up Unhealthy

DC Central Kitchen | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
DC Central Kitchen

By Paul Day, Communications Manager, DC Central Kitchen Growing up, I rarely had a home-cooked meal. Since I'm from a single-parent household, my mom...

Danielle Schlanger

School's Out -- Food's Out, Too?

HuffingtonPost.com | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 07.01.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital may be a boom town, but a shocking number of children around the city still struggle to find food, especially in th...

Two Men at Midnight

Robert Egger | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Robert Egger

Tonight at midnight, as June 6th gives way to June 7th, there is the powerful nexus between two symbolic dates in world history. Dates which have played a pivotal role in my life and career, as well as milestones on our world's journey towards justice.

WIN TICKETS! Sound Bites At 9:30 Club

Posted 05.17.2013 | DC

We love live music. We love food. We love the annual live music and food benefit for D.C. Central Kitchen at the 9:30 Club. We want you to go. The...

Homeless To Chow Down On National Park's Deer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.02.2013 | DC

The National Park Service delivered 600 pounds of frozen venison earlier this week to D.C. Central Kitchen (DCCK), which will distribute the meat to D...

WATCH: Chef Schools NBA Star In Knife Skills

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 02.11.2013 | Food

D.C.-based chef and PBS star Jose Andres was on hand at DC Central Kitchen yesterday when the Washington Wizards basketball team spent the afternoon p...

Our Top Priority: Healthy School Lunches

Erin Ruberry | Posted 03.30.2013 | Food
Erin Ruberry

Calling for a "delicious revolution," Alice Waters was a main draw at Saturday night's Sips & Suppers, a benefit raising money for D.C. Central Kitchen and Martha's Table. The mother of the slow food movement advocated "slow food ideas" -- and said that starts with providing free school lunch.

PHOTOS: Robert Egger Says Goodbye To Nation's Capital

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 01.08.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Local luminaries paid tribute Monday night to Robert Egger, the founder of the 24-year old D.C. Central Kitchen who has moved to Los An...

We Are All Everyday Heroes

Robert Egger | Posted 12.29.2012 | DC
Robert Egger

How can any candidate, for any office, in a time when our country must grow our economy, not mention our country's third biggest employer? Because, like many Americans, they think nonprofits don't create anything of value.

D.C. Heroes Changing the World

Lena Tabori | Posted 10.26.2012 | DC
Lena Tabori

Despite a troubled political system and a struggling economy, do average citizens have the power to create positive change within, not only their lives, but also the lives of others?

What Will You Eat On Food Day?

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- More than seventy local events are scheduled for Wednesday, otherwise known as Food Day. From house parties to film screenings to re...

Junot Diaz At Sixth & I: HuffPost DC Top 5 For October 22

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.22.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 1. Watch The Debate With Us Did they save the best for last? 9 p.m. 2. Junot Díaz At Sixth & I The Pulitzer-win...

Padma Lakshmi Lets Stranger Eat Ham Off Her Body

Posted 10.09.2012 | Food

Apparently, if you want to eat a piece of ham off Padma Lakshmi's body, the going rate is $1,000. That number was established Monday night in Wash...

Declaring Our Independence From Poverty and Hunger

Mike Curtin | Posted 09.01.2012 | DC
Mike Curtin

The Fourth of July is a celebration of America's independence. But America's battered economy has left more of our neighbors more dependent on public benefits and private charity than we have seen since the Great Depression.

LOOK: Exclusive Indoor Picnic Held In Georgetown Spot

The Huffington Post | Eliza LaJoie | Posted 06.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- From the outside, there appeared to be nothing special happening Sunday evening inside a simple brick building on Grace Street NW, a nar...

Out Of Prison But Still Struggling

Posted 04.05.2012 | DC

By Anna Salinas Street Sense Freddie Smith was determined to stay free. Newly released from a prison sentence in D.C. in 2008, he had been in and ...

Megan Arellano

D.C. Central Kitchen Film Project Nets $40,000 Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | Megan Arellano | Posted 02.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With just six hours before its deadline, Trixie Films secured $40,000 in Kickstarter funding to film a documentary about D.C. Central Ki...

Wal-Mart's Coming to Town

Nick Wiseman | Posted 02.01.2012 | DC
Nick Wiseman

For Wal-Mart to grow, it has to turn to urban areas. Not because of some moral epiphany, but because of the bottom line. The "food deserts" Wal-Mart wants to occupy lie on top of deep reserves of customers.

D.C. Central Kitchen Video Shows Off Its Healthy Corners Program (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this summer, D.C. Central Kitchen launched its Healthy Corners program, which provides corner stores with low-cost fresh fruit a...

Tackling Hunger: Here's Hoping This Nonprofit Goes Out of Business

Robert Egger | Posted 12.28.2011 | DC
Robert Egger

Campus Kitchens is based on a very simple idea: that you can take existing resources (food, people, facilities) and re-organize them to feed more people for less money... while also training men and women for culinary jobs.

Transforming D.C. Into a Culinary Capital

Nick Wiseman | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC
Nick Wiseman

D.C. is undergoing a transformation. Some call it a renaissance. Bold new restaurant concepts supplant stodgy steak houses. And culinary entrepreneurs bring dynamism to the market with novel concepts.

In Down Economy, Nonprofits Looking To Make A Profit

Washington Post | Posted 11.04.2011 | Impact

Nonprofits are not adorable, cute, little organizations that help the needy. At least that's how chief executive of D.C. Central Kitchen Mike Curtin p...

Fighting Hunger And Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Robert Egger, founder of the DC Central Kitchen and the Campus Kitchens Project, has a unique approach to charity work, which came to him the first ti...

Return To The Dinner Table

Michelle Nunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

Yet, the image of a modest table where families gather is more than just a symbol of modern-day angst. It is also being rediscovered as the venue where bonds are reaffirmed and where breaking bread actually breaks down barriers.

Food: Why We Waste So Much

Chris Elam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Chris Elam

What is it about our relationship to food that's changed so drastically since the Depression-era hoarding of our parents or grandparents?