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:

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 >>

RBFCU is the 1st business to become a member of the KITCHEN TABLE!

RBFCU is the 1st business to become a member of the KITCHEN TABLE!

To earn a CHAIR at the KITCHEN TABLE, a company pledges to support Community Garden Kitchen with a donation of $5,000 for 5 consecutive years.  We want to thank RBFCU for their amazing support and contributions and welcome them to the KITCHEN TABLE … 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 >>

Open for Service June 7th from 6-8PM

New Dining Room

Come enjoy a delicious meal in the Community Garden Kitchen dining room.  Open for service from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  June 7, 8 & 9th this week.  Regular schedule will be from Monday through Thursday at the same time.  We will be closed on holidays. All meals are free, and no one is required to show identification or complete any paperwork.  Our wonderful volunteers will be happy to serve you in our comfortable dining room. Our mission is to serve freshly prepared meals to anyone in need, in a safe, welcoming place. Dining with Dignity is our goal … Read More >>