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 >>

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 >>