TaKorean and DC Street Food, Inc. are very proud to support DC Central Kitchen with 1% of total sales for the month of November 2010.
DC Central Kitchen turns leftover food into millions of meals for thousands of at-risk individuals while offering nationally recognized culinary job training to once homeless and hungry adults.
Their mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities. Their programs provide a comprehensive continuum of care to the people we serve.
First, they provide breakfast, outreach, and counseling services to chronically homeless people living on the streets.
Next they recycle 3,000 pounds of food each day, converting it into 4,500 meals they distribute to 100 shelters, transitional homes, and rehabilitation clinics throughout the DC area. These partner agencies then refer clients to their Culinary Job Training program, where they receive the tools to start new careers.
They complete the empowerment process by employing our graduates in their full-service catering company or by placing them in full-time jobs at restaurants and hotels throughout the region. Today, DC Central Kitchen is expanding their operations, partnering with local farmers to procure fresh produce and begin new revenue-generating social enterprises.
DC Central Kitchen is such a big part of getting food to the city and turning peoples lives around. We are proud to support them for November 2010.