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.
Donate to build the first kitchen in Collin County that will serve meals to anyone in need, no questions asked, no paperwork required.
Help end food insecurity in our community.
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

Community Garden Kitchen Board breaks ground

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.

Data shows that McKinney, our county seat, is the epicenter of food insecurity in our county.

Community Garden Kitchen has teamed with Holy Family School of McKinney to design a multi-use facility which will be shared by the school and CGK as a place to prepare and serve meals. The building will also be home to community meetings and instructional classes in food preparation, nutrition and health.

Located near McKinney's historic downtown, the kitchen will provide for the growing needs of the school children as well as anyone who needs a meal and a sense of community.

News and Special Events:

Community Garden Kitchen Hits the Airwaves on 89.7 Way FM

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What better way to learn more about Community Garden Kitchen than a radio interview? Listen along as our President, Angela Poen, chats with the radio host, Bryan Johns, on 89.7 Way-FM. Angela talks about the mission of Community Garden Kitchen and how exactly we plan on helping to end food insecurity in Collin County. And of course, it was a great opportunity for us to recruit some more volunteers as we ramp up in this very exciting year! Click here to listen to the radio interview on Soundcloud … Read More >>

CGK Cooks – “A Taste of the Mediterranean” with Chef Jenny Brightman

CGK Cooks - "A Taste of the Mediterranean" with Chef Jenny Brightman

Check out our brand new CGK Cooks! Page for all the info on how to register and attend the class … Read More >>

New Garden Takes Root; Kitchen Expected to Open Spring 2021

Be the seed that helps us grow.

The “Garden” in Community Garden Kitchen is taking root. As CGK is nearing the finish line with construction of the new kitchen, this other important piece of their nonprofit, is beginning to grow. The garden will not only be a source of food used by the kitchen chef and volunteers to prepare meals for people in need, but it will also be a place to teach gardening to folks interested in learning how they can grow food, even on a small plot of land. “It’s hard to believe that just 30 days ago I was talking with Angela Poen, (president … Read More >>

Construction has Begun: Now Let’s Finish & Furnish the Kitchen

Construction has Begun: Now Let's Finish & Furnish the Kitchen

The first half of 2020 has brought new and tragic experiences to many people in our country, and I and my fellow board members want to express our sympathy to all who are suffering from the pandemic. We pray that this situation will soon come to an end and our nation can return to vibrancy, health, and prosperity. Community Garden Kitchen began the year with high hopes, like many of you. We hit the ground running in January, finalizing plans and applying for the City of McKinney permits needed to begin construction on Collin County’s first free food kitchen. Then, … Read More >>
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