Make Food Work

Make Food Work: A Strategy to Strengthen the DC Food Workforce creates a road map for improving job quality and expanding career pathways within the District’s food workforce. Created with support from Kaiser Permanente, the report is a collaborative effort of the DC Food Policy Council, DC Office of Planning, Workforce Investment Council (WIC) and Department of Employment Services (DOES). We gained invaluable insights throughout the process from workforce training providers, businesses, and community organizations.

The FPC also partnered with DC Central Kitchen on the accompanying Employer Guide to Promoting Workforce Development in the Food Industry. This guide highlights best practices that DC food businesses use to support their workers, increase retention, and grow leaders.

Join us as we celebrate #foodjobsfebruary! Throughout February, we will be sharing why DC food workers and food businesses are important parts of the District’s economy and culture and how we can best support food workers and businesses! Check back soon to learn about upcoming events and outreach.

Come learn about the Make Food Work Strategy & Employer Guide:

Make Food Work 101: Starting the Conversation will be held on Thursday, February 27 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at the DC Office of Planning (1100 4th St SW, 8th floor conference room). Learn more about the event and reserve your spot here.