José Andrés, Joan Nathan & Alice Waters proudly present Sips & Suppers, two extraordinary evenings featuring the country’s finest chefs in support of DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table, organizations that serve the neediest individuals in the nation’s capital.
Sips will feature top artisans and mixologists preparing signature dishes and drinks.
For more than two decades, DC Central Kitchen has used food as a tool to change lives. Each day, the Kitchen serves up 10,000 balanced meals packed with fresh, local produce. Half of these meals are delivered to area homeless shelters, after-school programs, and other nonprofit organizations serving low-income DC residents. The other half are prepared in DC public and private schools, making us the only nonprofit in America conducting a full-service healthy school meal program. We also offer an acclaimed Culinary Job Training program that provides hands-on vocational training and holistic social services to at-risk, unemployed adults. Since the recession of 2008, DCCK has empowered more than 350 men and women to replace homelessness, addiction, and incarceration with new careers and new lives. Finally, DCCK is a pioneer in the realm of social enterprise; the Kitchen generates millions of dollars in annual revenue through a variety of business ventures that employ its at-risk culinary graduates at living wages while bringing healthy food to a variety of clients.
For the last 35 years, Martha’s Table has played a unique role in the network of agencies serving low-income children, the working poor, and many others who are hungry in the District of Columbia. Our mission at Martha’s Table is to build a stronger community and partner with families to break the cycle of poverty, and we believe that everyone deserves both dignity and opportunity. We work to achieve our mission by providing quality food, clothing, and education programs that are tailored to meet people where they are.
Based on a belief that EVERYONE deserves access to healthy food, our Food & Nutrition programming has provided over 15,000 DC neighbors with healthy meals so far in 2014. We estimate we will reach more than 33,000 DC residents with more than 815,000 healthy meals before the year ends.
All donations to the Suppers are tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law. Martha’s Table and DC Central Kitchen are each tax-exempt non-profit organizations under IRS code § 501 (C) (3). DC Central Kitchen’s Federal Tax ID number is 52-1584936. Martha’s Table Federal Tax ID number is 52-1186071.