DC Council Approves New Food Service Vendor for DC Public Schools (The Washington Post, July 13, 2016)

SodexoMagic Wins Contract to Provide DC School Meals Despite Past Concerns (Washington Times, July 12, 2016)

Selection of School Vendor Has Some Alarmed (Washington Times, July 6, 2016)

DCPS Chooses New Food Vendors for Forthcoming School Year (The, May 23, 2016)

Chartwells Era Ends as DCPS Selects New Food Providers (Washington City Paper, May 23, 2016)

Parents Group Asks City to Investigate How DCPS Picks School Lunch Vendors (Washington City Paper, May 12, 2016)

School Chief’s Plea for Contractor Cash Draws Complaint (AP, May 12, 2016)

DC Schools Chief Asked Contractor for $100K (AP, April 19, 2016)

DCPS Still Doesn’t Have a Plan for In-House Food Services (Washington City Paper, April 1, 2016)

Audit of Equipment Lays Bare D.C. Schools’ Problems in Kitchen, Again (Washington City Paper, March 14, 2016)

D.C. Public Schools May Have Closed for Teaching, But They Opened for Food (, January 25, 2016)

After Chartwells Drama, DCPS Is Finally Looking For a New Food Supplier (The, December 21, 2015)

City Tries to Lowball DCPS Whistleblower Jeff Mills (Washington City Paper, October 22, 2015)

D.C. Public Schools Lawyers Tell Vendor It Can’t Quit, Contract Is Binding (The Washington Post, July 16, 2015)

Chartwells Quits, Leaving DCPS to Find New Food Vendor for Fall (DC City Paper, July 14, 2016)

Cheh Calls for Probe into DC School Meals Contract (Washington Business Journal, July 11, 2015)

What Will D.C. Lawmakers Do About DCPS’ Food Services Contract (DC City Paper, July 9, 2015)

Hunger Games (Washington City Paper, July 2, 2015)

Lawsuit cites fraud and mismanagement:  DCPS and Chartwells in the hot seat (The Washington Post, May 1, 2014)

D.C. schools food director leaves job (The Washington Post, January 15, 2013)

D.C. Public Schools Fires Director of Food Services Amid Fight Over How Student Meals Are Served (The, January 15, 2013)

D.C. schools lose millions on meals program (The Washington Post, December 20, 2012)

  • Read testimonies from December 20, 2012 D.C. Council hearing:

Ivy Ken
Associate Professor of Sociology, George Washington University
Committee Member, D.C. School Food Project
Parent, Tyler Elementary School

Jody Tick
Senior Director of Programs, Capital Area Food Bank
Parent, Maury Elementary and Maime D. Lee