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Monumental Sports & Entertainment Announces DC Central Kitchen as its Game Changing Nonprofit Partner for January

December 30, 2019
Washington D.C. – (Dec. 30, 2019) – Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) is pleased to announce DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) as its community game changing partner of the month for January 2020. Since 1989, DCCK has worked to break the cycle of hunger and poverty in Washington, DC. In addition to serving more than 37 million meals, they have provided rigorous culinary training to help nearly 2,000 individuals launch careers.


“What’s so powerful about DCCK is they are tackling a problem in our neighborhoods in an  innovative and fun way, for the benefit of our entire region. Their ethos of non-stop, bold and creative thinking on ways to serve the community so closely aligns with our own philosophy. It inspires our passion and excitement and we know our fans will want to support it as well,” said Anu Rangappa, Vice President of Social Impact for MSE.

MSE launched its Social Impact initiative in the fall of 2019 to harness all its resources and assets to shine its spotlight on one nonprofit each month, elevating that cause to ignite players, fans and MSE staff to give back to the community.

“We are honored to serve as Monumental Sports and Entertainment’s charity partner for the month of January, and hope to shine a spotlight on the many ways individuals can support our work year-round.” said DC Central Kitchen CEO Mike Curtin, Jr. “Our new DC Central Kitchen Cafe is changing lives through job training while offering healthy, locally-sourced, delicious food that’s available at our new Ward 8 location and across the city via our catering services. We’re thrilled to have partners like MSE helping us spread the word about how sports fans can make a difference in DC.”

DC Central Kitchen’s newest outpost,   DC Central Kitchen Cafe, located on the campus of THEARC on Mississippi Avenue SE in Ward 8, serves as both a training program for young adults and a fully operational cafe and catering outfit. Offering a variety of catering options, the Cafe serves up fresh food featuring locally sourced ingredients and is made with love by DC Central Kitchen staff and students.

Proceeds of all catering orders support DC Central Kitchen’s work to fight hunger differently across the District.

In addition to calling on fans of the Capitals, Wizards, Mystics, and Go-Go to support the culinary students, MSE is also asking them to make monetary donations to DCCK and/or volunteer their time alongside MSE staff on “Monumental Mondays” at DCCK throughout January 2020. To learn more, please visit [ https://dccentralkitchen.org/mse/]

To learn more about MSE’s innovative new social impact program, click   here.

About MSE

Monumental Sports & Entertainment is America’s leading sports and entertainment family. Our people, players, teams and events bring excitement and joy to millions. We invest and innovate to consistently raise the game so we can deliver extraordinary experiences that will inspire and unite our community, our fans and our people. To learn more, please visit  www.monumentalsports.com.

About DCCK

DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) is an iconic nonprofit and social enterprise that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation. The organization provides hands-on culinary job training for individuals facing high barriers to employment while creating living wage jobs and bringing nutritious, dignified food where it is most needed. DCCK’s social ventures include serving scratch-cooked farm-to-school meals in DC schools, delivering fresh, affordable produce to corner stores in neighborhoods without supermarkets, and operating a fast-casual cafe. DCCK has been featured in national media including The Washington Post, The Atlantic, National Geographic, PBS NewsHour, and more. To learn more, visit   www.dccentralkitchen.org  or follow @dccentralkitchen on Instagram.