Meet the man using your leftovers to change Washington, DC for the better

by Tim Ebner

Mike Curtin, CEO of DC Central Kitchen. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Mike Curtin, CEO of DC Central Kitchen.  Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Mike Curtin calls himself Washington, D.C.’s food fighter. It’s a title he earns every day by feeding the city’s needy through his organization, DC Central Kitchen, a nonprofit located just a few blocks north of the U.S. Capitol. Curtin’s staff takes leftovers found at local restaurants, wholesalers, and farms and converts those items into more than 5,000 meals a day.

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  • World Hunger Education
    Service
    P.O. Box 29015
    Washington, D.C. 20017
  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.

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