Fighting Hunger and Poverty in D.C.

One fund sponsored by the Bainum family focuses its efforts on eliminating the direct and indirect causes of food insecurity and poverty in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The fund provides general operating support to a number of organizations, while supporting specific programs at others, including:

DC Central Kitchen Culinary Job Training

This intensive 14-week program is designed to prepare unemployed, underemployed, previously incarcerated persons and homeless adults for careers in the food service industry.

SOME (So Others Might Eat) Center for Employment Training

SOME CET works to empower people out of homelessness and poverty and into living-wage careers through hard and soft skills training, adult basic education and career development.

Share Our Strength

As part of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America, the Cooking Matters program helps families shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget so that children get nutritious food at home.