InspireDC inspires community and justice one meal and one conversation at a time. Our justice network seeks to ensure everyone in DC has healthy food, a job and a roof over their heads. Our work in food justice is about bringing abundance to food deserts in a way that preserves dignity through Community-based Meals and Markets.
We celebrate our sites who host and create connecting points that result in stronger communities, our partners who engage in a core part of our mission (but aren’t a site), and our sponsors who fund and volunteers who participate in making the vision possible.
DC Campus Kitchen @ Metropolitan UMC who transforms excess quality food into healthy hot meals and partners in expanding Community Meals. Through our partnership, we are providing 2,000 hot meals a week.
My Organic Markets helps put food in hungry bellies rather than landfills by allowing us to reclaim perfectly good food that would otherwise been thrown out to make room for fresher stock. We are reclaiming about 2.5 tons of food a month from MOMs stores alone.
Capital Area Food Bank has awarded us Emergency Federal Assistance Program which gives us up to 10 cases of nonperishable for free. Additionally we receive fresh produce, bread and milk for free. CAFB helps provide education, cooking demonstrations, recipes and other support to our volunteers and clients. We have helped other CAFB clients establish pantries.