People in need are being feed at The Community Kitchen in Canton. A grass roots, non-profit food ministry.
TCK began in 2006 when a group of concerned citizens decided something needed to be done for the people of Eastern Haywood County. From there a mission of ministry was begun.
An evening meal is served every night at 5pm, seven days week, 52 weeks a year. In 2015 over 16,500 plates were served.
Fresh produce, bakery items, and bread is available on a first come first serve basis at 4:30 each day.
Food boxes are distributed to individuals and families in need on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 10am-12pm at the Champion Drive location. Over 2200 boxes were given out in 2015.
A blended Interdenominational Church service is held every Sunday at 10:30am. A bible study is also held every Wednesday after dinner. This is open to all seeking to know and share in Christ’s message.
TCK has become a family of folks of different ages, races and needs. There are elderly and disabled who live on fixed income, low-wage working folks and unemployed people who are seeking jobs. There are individuals, couples and families who eat at TCK to stretch their money. And there are homeless who depend on TCK for daily food.
A ministry like this didn’t just happen. It happens because people care about their fellow human beings. It happens because the community has come together and is taking care of their own. It happens because God is at work in Eastern Haywood County and it can be seen every day at TCK.