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:

May 4th is CGK Casino Night! Mark Your Calendars

May 4th is CGK Casino Night!  Mark Your Calendars

  We are going all in to end hunger!  MAY 4, 2023 is CGK CASINO NIGHT and it’s going to be an event you won’t want to miss!  It will be a fun night of great food, rolling your lucky number, and who knows, a possible chance to win one of our outstanding raffle baskets.   Wear your lucky stuff and Vegas bling, and you just might be the big winner!   All proceeds will support the work of the Community Garden Kitchen. Location:  Accasia Event Center,  351 Southwind Lane, Fairview INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION:  TO FIND OUT ABOUT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: … Read More >>

Globe Life Christmas Dinner

Globe Life Christmas Dinner

We are so grateful that Globe Life did “Dinner’s On Us” for our 2023 Christmas dinner.  What an amazing night it was.  The guests, volunteers and especially the children enjoyed a night of wonderful food, gifts and a visit from Santa!  The tremendous outpouring of generosity from so many people made it a Christmas to remember.  One dinner guest, a little boy, said, “This is the best Christmas I’ve ever had!” … 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 >>