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:

“Going All In to End Hunger” CGK Casino Night!

"Going All In to End Hunger"  CGK Casino Night!

We are proud to announce that H-E-B is our presenting sponsor for this year’s CGK Casino Night on May 4th, at Accasia Event Center in Fairview, Tx.  The party begins at 6pm so wear your favorite lucky outfits – boots to Vegas bling.  To purchase tickets or reserve a table for 10 go to: … Read More >>

Empty Bowls is almost here!

Empty Bowls is almost here!

If you have never been to the Empty Bowls event on the downtown McKinney square, you don’t know the fun you are missing! Enjoy samples of gourmet soups prepared by chefs at our local restaurants and choose from hundreds of Event bowls, the heart of our event, made by local artists and members of the community. These are our “thank you” and a reminder of those who are food insecure.  Sign up to attend or be a volunteer and enjoy a great evening of food, music and art.  Visit the 2024 Empty Bowls website: … 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 >>