Not knowing when you will have your next meal is an experience faced at least once a year by over 48,000 children in Collin County.
Your donation will provide food for children, the working poor, veterans, senior citizens and the homeless.
Thousands of children in Collin County are on the free and reduced breakfast and lunch program. Let’s make sure they have something to eat for dinner so they don’t go to bed hungry.
Poor nutrition during early childhood increases the chance of anemia, limits memory development and can affect a child’s ability to learn.

Community Garden Kitchen is Making Strides to End Hunger in Collin County

501 Howard Street, McKinney, TX 75069

Exterior of completed Community Garden Kitchen building in McKinney, Texas

Our Vision:

To be a center of hope and compassion, ensuring that no one in our community suffers the fear and distress of food insecurity.

Our Mission:

To serve nutritious meals to those in need in a safe, welcoming place.

We encourage you to learn more about this project, donate or volunteer.

Food insecurity can be reduced with community support.

Many people struggle to provide good food to their families.  Job layoffs, illness, low-paying jobs, lack of transportation and affordable living are some situations that can cause people to find themselves food insecure.  The Community Garden Kitchen will serve freshly prepared meals to anyone in need, no question asked, no paperwork required.  A community issue requires a community solution.  Your support through donations and volunteering will make a tremendous difference to so many people, and perhaps change their lives for the better.

News and Special Events:



Register now for the 2023 Kitchen Classic Golf Tournament which this year will be played at Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club.  It’s a 4 person scramble, $150 per player, or $600 for a team of 4.  Plan to join us for great golf, food, prizes and fun as we DRIVE OUT HUNGER! SPONSORSHIPS  We appreciate the support our amazing sponsors! … Read More >>

New Dishwasher! Thanks North Texas Food Bank

New Dishwasher!  Thanks North Texas Food Bank

Thanks to a generous grant from North Texas Food Bank, we were able to purchase a new high capacity dishwasher that doesn’t use chemicals. As our dinner guest numbers continue to increase this new unit has helped us keep everything running smoothly and sparkling clean! For our volunteers who wash dishes every night, this has been happily received! … Read More >>

Volunteers prepare a delicious meal under Chef Jenny’s direction

Volunteers prepare a delicious meal under Chef Jenny's direction

Community Garden Kitchen’s first guests enjoyed a delicious meal, prepared and served by our amazing volunteers. The menu was penne Bolognese casserole with roasted Italian vegetables, supplied by our friends at McKinney Roots, broccoli cheese soup, garlic bread and a dessert … Read More >>