Our mission is providing great food for good people who need it, following the command and example of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We serve everyone.

Fresh ingredients

Great tasting meals


Conveniently and securely
packaged

Joy Community Kitchen is a wonderful organization. When me and my husband and my late father were down and out with no job and no money to buy food, these people helped us more than any other organization out there. They were truly a blessing with wonderful people that truly love to help others… We are no longer in poverty, and a small stepping stone to the place where we are today came from them.

A.H., July 2021

Who is Joy Community Kitchen?

Founded in 2013, we are a registered, incorporated, 501(c)(3) non-profit food ministry serving Gwinnett County, GA.  We are licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and certified by the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe food safety program.  We have years of experience in creating healthful and appetizing meals, serving in-person and remotely.  One of our guiding principles is always to offer food we would be proud to serve our family and guests in our own home.

About Our Frozen Meals

Where are they made?

We prepare, package, and freeze our meals at PREP Atlanta, a local commercial kitchen which is licensed and regularly inspected by the GA Departments of Health and Agriculture. Our lead chef maintains a yearly ServSafe certification, Servsafe being a professional course in safe food prep and handling offered by the National Restaurant Association which all restaurant workers are required to pass.

What’s in the meals?

Our frozen meals are built around fresh, high-quality beef, chicken, or, now and then, pork or ham. Sides are usually a starch – rice, pasta, or fresh potatoes – and often some kind of colorful fresh vegetable. The meals are lightly seasoned.

Where do you get the meat for your meals?

We purchase our meats the same places restaurants do – from vendors like US Foods and Restaurant Depot. Our meats are always fresh, never frozen, and always great quality.

Are the meals microwavable?

Yes, though our containers are NOT electric- or gas-oven-safe unless noted.
After we prepare the meals, we portion them into lidded freezer-to-microwave containers. After that we freeze, shrink-wrap, and label them.  Cut away the shrink-wrap and lift the lid, and your meal is ready to microwave.

How do I get these frozen meals?

We are not open directly to the public at present.  Instead, we distribute our frozen meals to selected pantries and shelters who distribute them for us.

Joy Community Kitchen Partners

Partners In Service

Joy Community Kitchen is blessed with partners who help us distribute meals to people who need them.  As of Fall 2021 our partners include

The Atlanta Community Food Bank
Our mission is to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community.

The Lawrenceville Co-Op
The Lawrenceville Co-Op
The Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry is a Christian organization providing food for people in need in Lawrenceville and Dacula.

Rainbow Village
Rainbow Village, Duluth GA logo
 In 2021, Rainbow Village celebrates its 30th year, we’re focusing on delivering accessible and impactful self-sufficiency programming for our residents, alumni, and the greater community.  Residents of Rainbow Village have a safe housing community where dignity, self-respect, and hope are restored.

Partners In Support

Without the generous support of individual, organizational,  and corporate donors, we could not do the work we’re called to do.  Shout out to:

Walmart

Everybody knows Walmart.  In 2021, Walmart provided the kickstart funding to let Joy Community Kitchen restart operations after shutting down for 2020.   As a small local charity we did not expect the level of support that Walmart has provided.  Thanks Walmart!

Graystone Church

Graystone is a church dedicated to providing you with an exciting worship service where you will learn how the Bible and God apply directly to your life and the circumstances you are dealing with today. Come as you are, and dress however you want; from shirt and tie to sandals and shorts, everyone is welcome here.
Graystone is our home church and we thank them for spiritual leadership, prayer, and financial support.

Kroger

Kroger Logo
No matter how someone shops, Kroger is committed to delivering fresh food at a fair price, simplifying customers’ shopping experiences and meaningfully giving back to its communities through Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, the brand’s bold social impact plan to end hunger in its communities and eliminate waste across the company by 2025.

QuikTrip

QuikTrip has been serving our customers quality products with a smile for over 55 years. It has been a wonderfully transformative process to become who we are today, and we are not done. The goal of being the best is always moving, and we are moving with it.  QuikTrip gives back to the communities it serves, donating 5% of net profits to charitable organizations.

Your Organization Here

In operation for 7 years and counting, with thousands of meals served and clients supported through tough times, Joy Community Kitchen uses funds efficiently and strives to serve those in need with the highest quality food we know how to provide.  Your organization can be confident that your gifts to Joy Community Kitchen will achieve your charitable goals.

Donate

You can join with us to provide great food to neighbors who need it.

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Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you tells him, “Go in peace; stay warm and well fed,” but does not provide for his physical needs, what good is that?
James 2:15-16

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