To strengthen the San Gorgonio Pass and nearby communities of Southern California by ensuring that anyone who is hungry can be served a free, hot, nutritious meal in any of our kitchens.
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 eight large ones, and have served over 1,000,000 meals to the hungry. Watch the video to see how Carol's Kitchen operates, or read more.