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Family Shelter Employee Honored on “Pay it Forward”

Posted on May 5, 2015 by David Costellow
Each week, News Channel 9's Pay it Forward program honors those who do outstanding acts of service for those in our community. Individuals are nominated and, if chosen, the one who nominates is able to "pay it forward" to the individual they nominated through the generosity of McMahan Law Firm. This week, Sabrina Vontress, an employee at the Maclellan Shelter for Families, was honored for her service to a local family in need. To view the seg ...keep reading

Winter 2015 Newsletter

Posted on February 17, 2015 by David Costellow
The Winter 2015 Newsletter includes a recap of our Fast Day campaign, the opening of our Maclellan Shelter for Families, and much more!  Thank you for your interest and support of the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. If you would like to receive a copy of the newsletter via e-mail, contact David Costellow at  ...keep reading

Fall Newsletter

Posted on November 5, 2014 by David Costellow
Many exciting events are happening right now at the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.  Our annual Fast Day campaign is in full swing along with the soon-to-be opened Maclellan Family Shelter.  These stories along with many other important events can be found by clicking Fall Newsletter.   If you would like to receive our newsletter via e-mail, please use the sign-up option on our homepage or send your request to davidc@homelesschattano ...keep reading

Summer Newsletter

Posted on August 26, 2014 by David Costellow
Our Summer Newsletter introduces our 2014 Fast Day Chairs, Gordon and Kristin Davenport, as well as other exciting news from the Community Kitchen.  Thank you for your interest and support in our mission. Click CCK Summer Newsletter 2014 to view. ...keep reading

Five Star Food Service Grows Partnership with Chattanooga Community Kitchen

Posted on July 18, 2014 by David Costellow
Thank you to Five Star for their partnership, their generosity, and for this press release regarding their recent donation to the Community Kitchen: CHATTANOOGA, TN – Five Star Food Service recently presented a gift of nearly $13,000 to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, the company’s largest contribution to the organization to date. For the past four years Five Star has partnered with the Community Kitchen on its quest to feed and serve t ...keep reading

Twenty-Five Years of Changing Lives

Posted on June 30, 2014 by David Costellow
In 1989, gas was $.97 a gallon, the first version of Microsoft Office was released, and Charlie Hughes began working at the Community Kitchen.  Things have changed considerably over the last twenty-five years, especially in downtown Chattanooga.  As community initiatives began to transform downtown from what was once known as the “dirtiest city in America,” other initiatives, like those at the Community Kitchen, would also change lives for ...keep reading

Maclellan Foundation to Build Emergency Family Shelter

Posted on June 17, 2014 by David Costellow
The number of homeless families has been steadily growing for years.  In Chattanooga, while there have been shelter for families during the winter months, there have been no year-round shelter options.  Fortunately, a solution is on the way.  The Maclellan Foundation has committed to renovate the former Homeless Health Care Center into an emergency shelter for families.  Read more about it here. ...keep reading

Southern Brewers Festival 2014

Posted on June 4, 2014 by David Costellow
  The 20th annual Southern Brewers Festival is scheduled for August 22 & 23 at Ross's Landing in downtown Chattanooga.  This has traditionally been a one-day event, but it has extended to a second day this year in celebration of their 20th year. Once again, the Chattanooga Community Kitchen will directly benefit from this event, which will further our ongoing services to the homeless.  Tickets can be purchased online by clicking her ...keep reading

Spring Newsletter

Posted on May 28, 2014 by David Costellow
Our Spring Newsletter features stories from our Executive Director, Charlie Hughes, who will be retiring June 30 as well as many other exciting stories about the many ways that the Chattanooga Community Kitchen is helping the homeless. Spring Newsletter 2014 ...keep reading

St. Matthew’s Shelter Success Story

Posted on May 6, 2014 by David Costellow
For almost fifteen years, Second Presbyterian Church has partnered with us to help run the Saint Matthew's Shelter for Men.  It has proven to be an effective program that helps homeless men get "back on their feet" to become self-sufficient once again.  We share with you a recent story from a man who recently stayed there: After multiple heart attacks, Daine came to Chattanooga from Southern California to convalesce and be near family.  He ...keep reading