Bradley Beal Donates to DC Central Kitchen's Summer Meals Project

Beal’s $96,000 Donation Will Feed DC Students During Summer Months

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As a thank you to the Washington, D.C., community for their constant support, Wizards guard Bradley Beal has donated $96,000 to DC Central Kitchen’s summer meals project. 

“Nobody should go without in our community, especially our kids,” said Beal. “They are thankfully supported during the school year, but the summer brings on new challenges that we can help address. Thank you to DC Central Kitchen for partnering with me on this initiative and for their continued efforts to bring awareness to the food insecurity going on in our city.”

The donation will provide 32,000 summer meals or two months’ worth of meals for food insecure students who normally rely on school meals. These healthy meals will be distributed through various avenues including DC Central Kitchen’s food trucks, partner agencies and community locations.

“Fighting hunger is a team effort,” said DC Central Kitchen CEO Mike Curtin, Jr. “Thanks to Mr. Beal’s generosity, DC Central Kitchen’s dedicated staff and volunteers will provide nutritious, scratch-cooked meals to thousands of children across our city this summer. This gift is a powerful example of what the Washington, D.C., community can do when we stand up for one another and take on big challenges together.”

In his 11th season as a Wizard, Beal trails only Wes Unseld (13) in years spent with the franchise. He is the franchise’s all-time leader in three-pointers made (1,514) and ranks third in games played with Washington at 695, trailing only Unseld (984) and Elvin Hayes (731). Beal (15,391) also needs just 161 points to surpass Hayes (15,551) for the most points in franchise history, a mark held since 1978. He ranks in the franchise’s top five in minutes played (third, 24,091), assists (third, 2,972), steals (second, 772) and free throws (second, 2629).

Beal shot a career-high .506 from the floor this season and was one of only three guards in the NBA to shoot at least .500 from the field and .350 from three-point range (min. 550 FGA). Beal was also one of only four guards in the league to record averages of 20+ points and 5+ assists per game on .500-or-better shooting. By averaging 23.2 points per game this season, Beal (7) surpassed Elvin Hayes (6) for the most 20+ point per game seasons in franchise history.

About DC Central Kitchen:

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.