I’ve heard it said that the primary problem with doing business with DC Government is that the director who assigns you the contract inevitably comes under investigation for corruption, you get subpoenaed all over the place, and you end up spending more in legal fees than the value of the contract to begin with.
It looks like most of the affected shelters were able to make alternate arrangements to have meals provided to clients, but who knows how costly and untenable those arrangements are. In the meantime, DC Central Kitchen could probably use some additional cash to shore up its meal programs. They were getting $50,000/month from the city- it wouldn’t take that many people to commit $20/month to DCCK to replace that money and then some.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs