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Volunteer Night at the DC Central Kitchen

Please RSVP to join us for a volunteer event on Tuesday, November 27 at the DC Central Kitchen.

We’ll be responsible for preparing the ingredients for meals that will be made and distributed to 80 nearby homeless shelters, transitional homes, and nonprofit organizations.

Additional details are below and a copy will be provided upon receipt of your RSVP.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to give back to DC and your greater DMV community and don’t forget to arrive 15 minutes early!


Event: Evening Meal Preparation 11-2018

Date/Time: 11/27/2018 5:00 PM Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your shift time to allow ample time for orientation. Late arrivals will not be permitted.

Location Information: We are located on the ground floor of the Federal City Shelter, a three-story gray building on the southeast corner of 2nd and E Streets NW. There is no on-site parking at the Kitchen, so please use public transportation if possible.

Metro: The closest metro stop is Judiciary Square on the Red Line. From the Judiciary Square 4th and D Street exit, head south on 4th Street NW, left on D Street NW, left on 1st Street NW, and then left into the service alley just south of Sandwiches by Phillip. The entrance to the Kitchen looks like a service/delivery entrance and is marked by a large sign.

Parking: There is no on-site parking at our Main Kitchen. 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.

All volunteers must be 12 years or older. Storage space for volunteer personal belongings is limited, so please plan to travel light. Weekday morning volunteers are invited to stay for lunch at 12:00 p.m.


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 crude or offensive words or images  

  • No loose jewelry such as watches, bracelets, dangling earrings, and rings

  • No high heels

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