Feeding anyone who is hungry.
The Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach tradition for the past 25 years is to feed the hungry. We serve the working poor, our senior citizens, Veterans, children, the transients, and the homeless. Last year, 2016, we served over 110,000 guests without regard to the situation or condition. The meals and fellowship are provided at NO COST to our guests.
The Community Kitchen Inc. of Myrtle Beach is a non-profit 501(3)(c) organization.
Hours for Serving:
Monday – Friday
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Dining Room Closes at 9:30 AM
Monday – Friday
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Unemployed in Horry County 6.6%
- Homeless in Horry County 15%
- Below Poverty Level in Horry County 18%
Our team is made up of an Executive Director, a kitchen manager, and 80-100 very special volunteers. We advocate for those who need our help. Even a little help goes a long way. That is why we are especially happy to find volunteers who share our commitment to doing good in the world. Do you want to support us by helping with our work? Then do not hesitate to contact us. (Pictured is left to right, Sean Mazur, Kitchen Manager and Deacon Peter M. Casamento, Executive Director)
In 1992 several concerned citizens in Myrtle Beach decided to do something about the number of homeless and needy persons they saw on the streets. They started the Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach in the old Jaycee Hut, feeding about 30 persons daily.
Today the Community Kitchen, which is located in the Community Assistance Center on Mr. Joe White Avenue, is serving between 350-450 hungry guests daily. The hot, nutritious meals served each day are prepared and served cafeteria style by concerned volunteers.
At present, the Community Kitchen has a paid staff of two: Executive Director, Deacon Peter M. Casamento, and a Kitchen Manager, Sean Mazur. The kitchen operates with approximately 80 – 100 volunteers per week. Breakfast and lunch is served five days a week, Monday through Friday.
Our sources of funding include area churches, businesses, and individuals. We receive funding from the United Way of Horry County and various grants. Ian Maguire, a local attorney, has provided tremendous financial support. Numerous businesses provide food for the kitchen including Lowe’s Food, Costco, Kroger, Bi Lo, Pizza Hut, Red Lobster, and Olive Garden. We are grateful for each and every gift from our generous donors.
Our mission, simply put, is to feed the hungry. We believe in order to serve as a positive healing force in the spirits and lives of those individuals in need, that we need to strive to provide encouragement, direction, and nutritional assistance, to promote growth and wholesome independence with dignity and respect. Every person who comes to us for assistance is welcomed, without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, religious preference, handicap or income.
We tailor our services to the needs of our guests, whether chronic or temporary. Those who find themselves in a chronically poor circumstance typically lack effective support systems to overcome problems such as mental illness, substance abuse, physical disabilities, emotional instability, little or no education, and low self-esteem . With the continued support of businesses, individuals, and churches we hope to provide our guests with one of their basic needs as well as a warm smile and encouragement.
As our homeless and working-poor citizens continue to grow, so do the needs of the only “soup kitchen” in Myrtle Beach. Your dollars help to minimize the tragedy of homelessness and hunger.
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