Apr 27, 2018
Angela Poen
Community Garden Kitchen

About Community Garden Kitchen of Collin County

The Community Garden Kitchen will be a nearly 5,000 square foot free-standing building on the property of Holy Family School. The land for the facility has been provided by the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. Architectural and design work has already been completed.

Community Garden Kitchen of Collin County, Inc. (CGK) began in 2014, blossoming from a discussion around a kitchen table about hunger in the community. Discovering there was no place in Collin County that served prepared, healthy meals on a daily basis, the group decided to build a permanent place to feed those in need.

Today we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation with the goal to eliminate hunger in our community.

These friends and others who’ve joined this endeavor believe that no one residing in Collin County, Texas should be food insecure. Today, over 15% of our county’s residents who live below the poverty line struggle to have enough food to sustain healthy, productive lives. Data shows that McKinney, our county seat, is the epicenter of food insecurity in our county.

exteriorCommunity 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 used for community meetings, and instructional classes in food preparation, nutrition and health.

Our relationship with Holy Family School is one that will benefit both the pre-school students who attend the school and our neighbors in need. During the day, the students and staff will use this much-needed facility, and in the evening the kitchen and dining room will be open to volunteers and guests.