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.
Great tasting meals
Conveniently and securely
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
The Lawrenceville Co-Op
Partners In Support
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You can join with us to provide great food to neighbors who need it.
or by any other means you choose. Thanks!
Contact Us at Joy Community Kitchen
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?