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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Congregate Meals, Coronavirus Relief Food Banks, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Mental Health

Mission: Mission is to rebuild and strengthen communities by fighting hunger one meal at a time.

Target demographics: food insecure individuals, Veteran and students of low to moderate income households

Direct beneficiaries per year: 16,000 food insecure residents and over 100 Veterans transitioning into private sector

Geographic areas served: Northern Virginia and the DC Metropolitan with a Chapter in Columbia, SC

Programs: Initiated plans for fund raising actvities and more grant qualifying comunication for 2018. See schedule o for further explanations of accomplishments.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Derrick S. T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ran by great people who are passionate about change and always going above and beyond to serve those in need.

Billy D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The amazing work that Good News has done is unparalleled. It is no surprise that DC has become too expensive for too many, but the great team here provides food and other services in a manner that is respectful and considerate. I’ve really enjoyed volunteering with them, as well.

Uri R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I’ve worked with TGNCK to help feed the homeless in Washington, DC. This organization lives up to the hype and is a positive contribution to the community. Happy to have worked with them!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at the Good News Community Kitchen has been one of the best things I have done in my life. The experiences have far superseded my expectations. Not only does volunteering there "truly" make you feel like you are giving back but It has made me more conscious of the needs that exist within my community. Through The Good News Community Kitchen, I have learned to be more grateful and open minded.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

THE GOOD NEWS COMMUNITY KITCHEN IS AWESOME WITH A GENUINE LOVE AND COMPASSION FOR THE LESS FORTUNATE. I WAS LOOKING FOR A WAY TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY AND HELP THISE IN NEED. I READ ABOUT T.G.N.C.K. AND HAD TO SEE HOW I COULD BE I VOLVED. I SET AN APPOINTMENT TO COME IN AND FILL OUT THE PAPERWORK AND INTERVIEW WITH THE CREATOR MERCEDES KIRKLAND DOYLE-DOYLE. SHE WAS UNDER THE WEATHER THAT DAY, BUT STILL RIGHT THERE BEHIND HER DESK WORKING. SHE KEPT APOLOGIZING FOR NOT BEING 100% AS SHE EXPLAINED HER MISSION AND VISION FOR THE NONPROFIT. FROM THAT MOMENT ON I WAS IN AND HAVEN’T REGRETTED O E SECOND OF IT. I TOLD EVERYONE I KNEW ABOUT HER ORGANIZATION AND VOLUNTEERED EVERY CHANCE I COULD. I EVEN BECAME OFFICE SUPPORT WHILE I COULD. THIS TRULY HER HEARTFELT PASSION AND IT SHOW IN EVERY ASPECT OF T.G.N.C.K. MERCEDES AND THE ORGANIZATION WAS RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO HELPING THE LESS FORTUNATE AND BEING A TRAILBLAZER IN THE FIGHT TO HELP THOSE IN NEED. I WAS SO PROUD AND HAPPY TO SEE HER HARD WORK AND SKILL BEING RECOGNIZED ON NATIONAL TV FOR ALL THE WORKD TO SEE...IT WAS WELL DESERVED. I RECOMMEND EVERYONE TO GO TO THE WEBSITE AND SEE WHAT T.G.N.C.K. IS ALL ABOUT AND SUPPORT THIS AMAZING ORGANIZATION IN FEEDING, CLOTHING AND ASSISTING ANYONE OF ANY AGE WHO NEEDS A HELPING HAND.

Pamela R.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Partnering with this organization was one of the best decisions I’ve made during my Administration. Mercedes is a consummate professional. I encourage everyone to support this great cause. I look forward to building a lifelong relationship with Good News!!! We love you Mercedes!!!!! You ROCK!!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Good News Community Kitchen is a wonderful organization that truly cares about their cause. Everytime I get a chance to volunteer with them I attend. The energy level of the members and other volunteers transfers through to the people they help. I've volunteered with their meals on wheels as well as with their STEM program, where I gave a presentation on Architecture. I believe that the success of all great organizations start at the top and Mercedes has really done a great job growing the organization and motivating the people around her.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Good News Community Kitchen is a wonderful non-profit organization that not only focuses on ensuring that the community receives the necessary care and support to lighten their daily load, but also goes above and beyond to ensure that those not in the community also receives a helping hand. The passion, dedication, and focus that this organization operates on by creating a better day for all is just a small glimpse into the founders selfless dedication to giving back.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Good News Community Kitchen is a wonderful organization that provides food and supplies to poverty-stricken families every year. As a volunteer, I work with owner Mercedes Kirkland-Doyle, who runs the operations to improve the lives of homeless people. Her efforts bring joy and sustainability to several communities every year.