On July 9, 2016 TCCOC hosted a feeding at Franklin Square in downtown Washington, DC to celebrate 10 years of operating in the region.
We were able to provide barbecue chicken, sides, dessert, and drinks to approximately 200 hungry individuals, thanks in large part to your generosity.
We have been blessed over the past 10 years to have the continued support of local businesses and individuals in our fight to end homelessness and hunger in the Metro DC area and look forward to many more years of partnership.
On December 13th TCCOC was excited to head downtown to Franklin Square to provide food and fellowship to people in need. We set up around 8am and by 930 we had served well over 100 individuals. The menu included chili, fried chicken, cornbread, ham and cheese sandwiches, donuts, coffee and tea, and snack bags. We would like to thank all of the volunteers who came out and helped make this event a success.
To see pictures of past events, please visit our Photobucket page.
TCCOC would like to thank Crosslink Memphis for providing us with the opportunity to purchase medical supplies. Thanks to Crosslink Memphis, we were able to purchase $500 of supplies which will be used by Dr. Bataille to during her mission trip to Haiti in June 2014.
Great news. Earlier this month the United Way confirmed TCCOC’s participation in the Combined Federal Campaign for four local areas: the National Capital Area, the Chesapeake Bay Area, Potomac, and St. Mary’s County. If you would like to contribute to TCCOC as a part of the Combined Federal Campaign, please be sure to use our donor designation code: 28999.
D.C. Central Kitchen Seeking Donations for Second Kitchen: DCist.
D.C. Central Kitchen is raising funds to expand their programming with a second kitchen, known as the Nutrition Lab, which is set to open in late August. Donations made before August 20 will be matched up to $25,000 by the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation — and the Kitchen is less than $1,000 away from their goal.
For those unfamiliar with the organization, DCCK “turns leftover food into millions of meals for thousands of at-risk individuals while offering nationally recognized culinary job training to once homeless and hungry adults.” The Nutrition Lab will give them more space for their culinary job training program, which utilizes local food to feed the homeless, and cater for schools, and low-income senior citizens.
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Pass the word around. In case you didn’t have plans for tomorrow, the DC Central Kitchen could really use your help.
DCCK Seeks Volunteers For Fancy Food Show Leftovers Rescue: DCist.
What a great idea. I wonder what would happen if other “Fast Casual” establishments like Chipotle would do something. It seems that most people would be able to give just a little more and this seems like an easy way to get people involved.
via Year later, pay-what-you-want Panera a success – WTOP.com.
No surprise here. Please spread the word that if people need help or food they can come to the TCCOC. We have a food distribution service this Saturday at our DC location from 9 AM to noon.
The number of homeless families in the Washington region rose nearly 10 percent during the economic downturn, according to data released Wednesday as part of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ annual survey of the homeless.
via Homelessness increases in D.C. area – The Washington Post.
Awesome accomplishments by this young man!
The young life of Michael Robinson is a story of sweat, studies and struggle. He is Springbrook’s first Ron Brown scholar; the designation, named after the late Clinton administration commerce secretary, comes with a $40,000 scholarship. It’s the latest accolade for an 18-year-old who grew up fatherless on a diet of canned foods and rice, endured months in a homeless shelter, and is now a first-generation college prospect choosing among Columbia, Princeton and Yale.
via From homeless child to star student – The Washington Post.