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ULI Washington Service Opportunity- DC Central Kitchen

February 7, 2019
4:45 pm - 8:00 pm
DC Central Kitchen
425 2nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
The ULI Young Leaders are looking forward to hosting their second 2019 service opportunity for volunteers of all ages (12 and over) at the DC Central Kitchen on Thursday, February 7th from 4:45 PM to 8:00 PM.


Every day, DC Central Kitchen transforms 3,000 pounds of donated food into 5,000 balanced meals that are distributed at little or no cost to 80 nearby homeless shelters, transitional homes, and nonprofit organizations, saving them money and nourishing their clients.  Volunteers will assist with meal preparation and kitchen duties.


Location Information: We will meet at 445PM for the orientation prior to the shift.   DC Central Kitchen is 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.


Age Restrictions:

All volunteers must be 12 years or older. Storage space for volunteer personal belongings is limited, so please plan to travel light.



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


Parking Instructions:

There is no on-site parking at the 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.


Metro Instructions:

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.


Please RSVP to emily.weberman@uli.org by Monday, January 28th so that we may provide a list of volunteers to DC Central Kitchen.


We look forward to seeing you on February 7th at the DC Central Kitchen!

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