Why Our Services are the Best

Responsive

GCS of DC is the place where not only is food offered to those who are hungry but also returning the dignity and respect to those who come to eat.

Quality

GCS of DC provides quality food to those who are hungry in DC. Not only will we provide donated food but most of the food served is of restaurant quality, healthy, nutritious and delicious

Support

GCS of DC not only feeds the mind but offers a warm heart and encouragement to all our guests who enter No one is below anyone at Grand Central Station of DC

Welcome to Grand Central Station of DC!

Grand Central Station of DC’s management and staff believes that every individual has the right to eat and live in dignity and with respect, no matter where they are or who they are. We believe that individuals have the right to free meals to sustain them throughout the day assisting them to move from poverty to the middle class and enjoy life like everyone else.

We believe that whether you’re working, homeless, low or moderate-income or whatever your case may be, you’re more than welcome to come in and have a meal with us and take part in the various activities or services offered by any of our partnering agencies.

We do have one requirement … that is if you are new, please see our host to register. We will not ask too many personal questions, but just enough to know who you are (for statistical reporting purposes only). All information will be kept in strict confidence. We will give you a GCS VIG Card so that when you come “home” to eat or use our services, show us the card so we can scan it and know who you are. And yes, the Card is FREE.

Meet Our Management Team

and Members of the Board of Directors
JC Desmukes

JC Desmukes

Chief Executive Director

As Chief Executive Director it is Mr. Desmukes' responsibility to oversee the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.

David Conway

David Conway

Executive Director

As co-developer and Executive Director of Grand Central Station of DC, Mr. Conway is the administrator for this specialized type of business. Nonprofit agencies have to follow various regulations and his work is essential to the organization's compliance with these rules. Mr. Conway is vital to the management of the entire agency.

Michael "Mac" McRae

Michael "Mac" McRae

Chief Operations Officer

Mr. McRae is part of the Executive Management Team and participates in long-term strategic planning meetings. While the Chief Executive Director and Executive Director and Board of Directors develop broad mission-oriented goals and objectives, the executive management team helps develop the operating strategies to attain those goals and Mr. McRae assures that the staff carries out the desires and goals of the Board of Directors.

Grace Djemba

Grace Djemba

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Djemba's CFO responsibilities include overseeing cash flow planning, preparing and reviewing budgets and tracking operational metrics. To be successful in this role, the individual will have in-depth knowledge of risk management methods and the ability to create forecasting models.

Lee Shelton

Lee Shelton

Director of Technology

As the Director of Technology, Mr. Shelton's responsibilities include overseeing the infrastructure of Technical Operations, managing a team of IT employees, tracking technology to achieve business goals, eliminating security risks, increasing user satisfaction, and maintaining operations and systems.

Marcus Joyner

Marcus Joyner

Executive Chef

Mr. Joyner ensures the promptness, freshness, and quality of dishes. Coordinates cooks' tasks. Implement hygiene policies and examining equipment for cleanliness. Designing new recipes, planning the monthly menus and selecting plate presentation.

Silas Desmukes

Silas Desmukes

General Manager, Simply Delicious Bakery & Deli

Mr. Salis Desmukes plans, schedules and supervises bakery and cafe productions, shipping and receiving and cleaning activities to highest safety and sanitation standards. Mr. Desmukes also supervises, evaluates, trains and schedules work of bakery/cafe staff.

Richard Proctor

Richard Proctor

Board Member

Duty of care. This relates to daily operations and essentially means the as a Board Member he along with others are responsible for everything required to keep Grand Central Station of DC in business and out of trouble. This includes things such as record keeping, fundraising, investigating reports of volunteer or staff misconduct, establishing committees and running efficient, productive meetings. It's also the responsibility of the Board to ensure that the organization has appropriate advisers and auditors.

Demetrius Wilber

Demetrius Wilber

Director of Financial Resource Development

Mr. Wilber's responsibilities include developing a fundraising campaign, conducting research on potential donors and meeting with them, and screening and training fundraising volunteers. Mr. Wilber utilizes social media or other online platforms, such as crowd-sourcing, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (just to name a few) to spread awareness and raise funds.

Freddy Williams

Freddy Williams

Sous Chef

As GCS's Sous Chef, Mr. Williams will be responsible for planning and directing food preparation for the Second Shift of Grand Central Station of DC. This involves a large degree of supervising other kitchen staff, as well as keeping an eye out for problems that arise in the kitchen and seizing control of the situation at a moment's notice.

From the Executive Chef's Master Cookbook Blog

Presenting Our Thanksgiving Ideas. If you'd like to have your recipes included here (and in our cookbook) please don't hesitate to submit your recipes!

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