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:

The Garden Show 2023 Presented by the Collin County Master Gardeners Association.

The Garden Show 2023 Presented by the Collin County Master Gardeners Association.

We are so honored and pleased to be the selected charity for the Collin County Master Gardeners 2023 Garden Show at Myers Park & Event Center.  Come  out and enjoy the beautiful flowers and plants, hands-on presentation, children’s activities.  Proceeds benefit Community Garden Kitchen. For more information: … Read More >>

Thank you Martha Duncan and Maggie Thompson!

Thank you Martha Duncan and Maggie Thompson!

This is the second year in a row that Martha Duncan and Maggie Thompson have donated proceeds to Community Garden Kitchen from their an nual Maggie Thompson Invitational.  We are very excited to have these two amazing women and all their golfer supporting the work we do at the kitchen. The 10th annual Maggie Thompson Invitational will be held on Thursday August 24, 2023, at 12:30, at the Courses at Watters Creek, in Allen, Texas. The website is ready for your foursome They are offering the golf bundle with ($120) or without ($105) lunch. All on course games (except the putting … Read More >>

Lovejoy Young Men’s Service League Transforms the Garden!

Lovejoy Young Men's Service League Transforms the Garden!

The Ultimate Gift happens once a year for YMSL of Lovejoy, and we at CGK are so honored to have been chosen. Thanks to this year’s coordinator, Camille Simpkins, who did an amazing job of organizing the moms and son for the event.  October 15th and 16th, the YMSL worked through the heat and rain to build out the central walkway through the Globe Life Garden at the Kitchen and complete another section of the garden plan.  There were 4 groups on Saturday, working in 2 hour shifts from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and on Sunday 2 groups working … 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 >>