DC Kitchen’s Food Service for Schoolchildren

DC Kitchen

DC Kitchen


Patrick Stoup is an accomplished business executive in Gaithersburg, Maryland, who has held a variety of high-level executive positions. Currently working as the CEO of SAI, a company providing professional corporate support for its clients, Patrick Stoup is also an enthusiastic philanthropist, and supports organizations such as DC Kitchen.

DC Kitchen, or DC Central Kitchen, is a charitable organization based in Washington, D.C., that works to provide food for those in need in the area, as well as support social ventures to improve healthy living and lessen the effects of poverty. The nonprofit was founded in 1999, and was one of the first to not only feed those who were going hungry, but to attain jobs for these same people in the culinary arts as well, thereby focusing on the root problem of poverty.

Today, DC Central Kitchen has a plethora of programs and initiatives for its community, one of which is its award-winning Health School Food focus. This program looks to increase the nutritional benefits of school lunches for which DC Central Kitchen is the food provider. Healthy School Food sources its meals from local farms, in order to support their economic success, and even provides jobs within the program to unemployed adults who have experience in the culinary industry. To learn more, or to donate, visit dccentralkitchen.org.