Our organization was created in the memory of Carol Ragan who was killed by a drunk driver in 1996. The last entry in her private diary was, “Ask your heart what is right and follow it.” That remains Carol’s Kitchen’s motto to this day.
Carol’s parents, Jim and Arlene Ragan, founded Carol’s Kitchen on April 21, 1998. Since that time, we have grown from one small kitchen to six large ones, and have served over 800,000 meals to the hungry. Watch the video to learn our story, or read more.