In 1982, seven downtown Chattanooga churches (Christ Church Episcopal, First Baptist, First Centenary United Methodist, First Christian, St. Paul’s Episcopal, St. Peter and Paul Catholic and Second Presbyterian) realized that their individual efforts were not meeting the needs of Chattanooga’s growing homeless population. Several of the churches were offering meals and assistance with clothing, but the times, places, and amounts were irregular and loosely organized. The churches teamed together in the creation of a meal-a-day feeding program, originally housed in the bottom floor of Christ Church Episcopal. Thus the Chattanooga Community Kitchen (part of Chattanooga Church Ministries, Inc.) was born.
Today Christ Church Episcopal still maintains a close relationship with Community Kitchen. If you're interested in getting involved, please talk to _________ or email the church office.