DC Central Kitchen Volunteering - Meal Prep

Click Here to Sign Up!

Wednesday, September 27th
Morning Meal Prep: 9 am - 12 pm (35 volunteers needed)
Afternoon Meal Prep: 1 pm - 4 pm (15 volunteers needed)
Evening Meal Prep: 5 pm - 8 pm (25 volunteers needed)

DC Central Kitchen's Main Kitchen
425 2nd St. NW

Business Partners - This event does not require the use of an event invitation!


Combating Hunger, Creating Opportunity
DC Central Kitchen is America's leader in reducing hunger with recycled food, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals, and rebuilding urban food systems through social enterprise.

As our 3rd Quarter "Service in the Community" initiative, the Capital Chapter will be supporting DC Central Kitchen for a full day of meal prep. Volunteers will assist by cutting vegetables, preparing salads, packaging meals, and completing other kitchen tasks.

Use this link to sign up for your preferred time slot. If a group from your firm would like to participate, please forward the link to each participant and have them sign up individually - this will allow the Community Services team to maintain a list of each volunteer's name and email address, and will allow each volunteer to add their time slot to their Outlook calendar and receive a reminder email in advance of the event. 

Before you sign up, please be sure that you can commit to your time slot. DC Central Kitchen relies on volunteer support to prepare the necessary number of meals each day. No cancellations, please!

Please see below some FAQ's about volunteering with DC Central Kitchen. You can also visit https://dccentralkitchen.org to learn more about the organization's mission and its impact in our community.

Questions? Please contact the Community Services Team: Claudia Baragano and Qeyana Hart.

Volunteering FAQ's


No on-site parking is available at DC Central Kitchen’s 2nd Street location. Limited parking is available in lots at Union Station, on E Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets NW, and on the street. There is metered parking along E Street NW, 1st Street NW and New Jersey Avenue NW, all within a block of the Kitchen.

Proper Attire:

Safety is our number one concern. All volunteers must wear appropriate and professional attire suitable for an industrial production kitchen. Please wear closed toed shoes, sleeves and long pants. Shoes with high-grip soles are strongly recommended.
Due to health regulations, volunteers who do not follow this dress code will not be allowed to work in the Kitchen. Please remember:
• No shorts or short skirts/dresses
• No tights, spandex, leggings, or pajama pants
• No tank tops or sleeveless shirts/dresses
• No shirts with exposed midriff (front or back)
• No open toed sandals or shoes
• No clothing with printed crude or offensive words or images
• No loose jewelry such as watches, bracelets, dangling earrings, and rings
• No high heels

Vegetarians & Food Allergies:

Special assignments are available for those who do not wish to handle meat and those with food allergies

Click Here to Sign Up!

Calendar: ALA Capital Chapter Events
Type: Public
Title: DC Central Kitchen Volunteering - Meal Prep
Group: LIfetime 2 Members
Owner: Jessica Davis [ALA Capital Chapter]
Start: Sep 27, 2017 09:00 AM America/Eastern
End: Sep 27, 2017 08:00 PM America/Eastern
Location: DC Central Kitchen's Main Kitchen
425 2nd St. NW
Contact Name: Claudia Baragano
Contact Phone: (202) 945-6627
Contact Email: cbaragano@kelleydrye.com