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YM Volunteer and Happy Hour-DC Central Kitchen Volunteers Needed

The SAME DC Post is looking for volunteers to help with evening meal prep at DC Central Kitchen. After we give back to our community; we will gather for a networking happy hour at Kelly’s Irish Times (14 F Street / Northwest / Capitol Hill / Washington DC / 20001.)

When: Tuesday, July 21
Where: 425 2nd Street NW Washington, DC 20001     
Time:  4:30pm - 8:00pm
About: Since their founding in 1989, DC Central Kitchen has prepared 25 million meals for low-income and at-risk neighbors in Washington, DC. That’s a lot of meals – but don’t mistake them for a soup kitchen. The 5,000 meals they dish out every day are loaded into their fleet of trucks and distributed at little or no cost to 100 nearby homeless shelters, transitional homes, and nonprofit organizations, saving them money and nourishing their clients. Most importantly, their meals go out with a message: in their main kitchen, they offer a rigorous Culinary Job Training program for unemployed men and women who want to replace homelessness, addiction, and incarceration with new careers and changed lives. Their food can do so much more than fill stomachs!

DC Central Kitchen relies heavily on the hard work of volunteers and many supporters in order to effectively serve our community. If you sign up to volunteer and cannot come PLEASE get someone to fill in your spot. They CANNOT serve our community to the best of their ability if their volunteers don’t show. We are committed to 25 people helping out that Tuesday.

Getting Here
The main kitchen is accessible by Metro train. The closest stop is Judiciary Square on the red line. Limited metered street parking is also available. The main kitchen is located at 2nd and E Streets NW in a blue-gray building. Look for DC Central Kitchen signs and follow the long driveway off E Street to the service entrance.

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

When in doubt, cover up!! Wear closed toed shoes, sleeves and long pants

* Shoes with high-grip soles are strongly recommended
Arrival time
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for orientation (by 4:45 p.m. for evening shifts). No late arrivals will be permitted.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Corinn Bovi

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