Community Garden Kitchen to break ground on new facility in McKinney

Community Garden Kitchen celebrated the groundbreaking of its new facility on Dec. 6. (courtesy Community Garden Kitchen)
Community Garden Kitchen celebrated the groundbreaking of its new facility on Dec. 6. (courtesy Community Garden Kitchen)

Community Garden Kitchen celebrated the groundbreaking of its new facility on Dec. 6. (courtesy Community Garden Kitchen)

Community Garden Kitchen will celebrate the groundbreaking of its new location at 500 Throckmorton, McKinney, on Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

This facility will be the first kitchen in Collin County to serve freshly prepared meals to anyone experiencing food insecurity, according to the kitchen.

The approximately 4,500-square-foot building will share the property with the Holy Family School preschool in McKinney.

The shell of the building is expected to be complete by March 2020, said Alison Luke with Community Garden Kitchen. The rate at which funding is acquired will determine when it opens, Luke said, because funds are currently being raised to purchase equipment to build out the interior of the kitchen. The project is also supported in part by funds from the Episcopal Foundation of Dallas.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated to include more information.
By Emily Davis
Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August 2018.