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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

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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 >>

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 >>

Community Garden Kitchen Breaks Ground

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Community Garden Kitchen Board breaks ground. December 6, 2019 made history for our organization as we broke ground for our kitchen with more than 200 people in attendance. We would like to give a huge thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered, donated and supported Community Garden Kitchen! Food for sack lunches was donated by Market Street grocery store & donated to Samaritan Inn. We recognized two generous donations at the groundbreaking: Raj and Lori Bhargava, along with Manner Polymers staff, presented a $100,000 gift to the kitchen. And, The Episcopal Foundation of Dallas, presented $60,000 to Community Garden Kitchen ... Read More >>

Join us for our Groundbreaking Fri., Dec. 6

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You Are Invited to attend the groundbreaking for the Kitchen! Please join us in celebrating the groundbreaking for the first Kitchen in Collin County dedicated to serving freshly prepared meals to anyone experiencing food insecurity. Friday, December 6th, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM 500 Throckmorton, McKinney, Tx. 75069 We hope you can attend and would love to hear from you! ... Read More >>
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