DC Central Kitchen focuses on fresh local produce for the meals it prepares

DC Central Kitchen focuses on fresh, local produce for the meals it prepares.

A D.C. Partnership that Actually Works

A unique union between the District of Columbia Public Schools and a community kitchen is helping to increase participation and improve menus.

When it comes to school food, Washington, D.C., and good collaboration, the news hasn’t been too positive lately. But that’s not the case for one partnership between District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and DC Central Kitchen (Washington, D.C.), a nonprofit community kitchen that has been providing healthy, scratch-cooked meals to a handful of DCPS’s schools (as well as two nearby private schools) since 2008.

“The 10 schools we work with are located primarily in Wards 7 an

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