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

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.

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:

Thank You H-E-B for Your $10,000 Donation! We Are Very Grateful!

Thank You H-E-B for Your $10,000 Donation!  We Are Very Grateful!

H-E-B will be opening their new store in McKinney in the summer of 2023! And to celebrate they donated $50,000 to 5 local charities, and CGK was a recipient of their amazing generosity. We welcome all the H-E-B partners to our community and look forward to shopping at a great grocery store! Thank you for supporting the effort to end food insecurity … Read More >>

Fill The Fridge/Pack The Pantry

Fill The Fridge/Pack The Pantry

Watch the video It’s time to Fill the Fridge & Pack the Pantry.   Your donation will purchase the food we need to prepare healthy meals for our neighbors in need.  Please help end food insecurity in our community.  Thanks for your support! Please donate below using PayPal or Text-to-Give (instructions below)! Donate Using PayPal DONATE USING TEXT-TO-GIVE Another way you can donate is using Text-to-Give. It lets you donate by texting a phone number unique to us. Below are some instructions on how to donate this way. By the way, we’re using software from a company called Churchteams, so … Read More >>

The Globe Life Community Garden at the Kitchen Takes Root

Be the seed that helps us grow.

The “Globe Life Community Garden at the Kitchen” is off to a great start. 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. “Our volunteers have planted vegetables and flowers and we have more … Read More >>

Support Community Garden Kitchen with Amazon

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Amazon Smile allows you to support Community Garden Kitchen at no cost to you! AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice … Read More >>